Govts to vet crucial UN climate science report

DIPLOMATS from nearly 200 nations and top climate scientists begin a week-long huddle in Switzerland today to distil nearly a decade of published science into a 20-odd-page warning about the existential danger of global warming, and what to do about it.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) synthesis report – to be released March 20 – will detail observed and projected changes in Earth’s climate system; past and future impacts such as devastating heatwaves, flooding and rising seas; and ways to halt the carbon pollution pushing Earth toward an unlivable state.