UN scientists this week reviewed the impacts of observed and predicted global heating on land, plus adaptation and mitigation response options. This is a vital report, with many life-or-death messages for governments at the climate negotiations, and indeed everyone who worries about the existential threat global heating and climate chaos pose for civilisation and the natural world. I have prepared a slideshow precis / analysis of the the first part of the report, on impacts. In it, I try to make the urgent messages clear, but also the pulled punches that are inevitable in a report written by a huge committee, and subject to bad-actor lobbying. I will cover the policy piece in a later presentation.
Those who would like the original powerpoint, with source urls as notes, can find it – with all my other source files, for free use – in this folder.