What is the IPCC saying and what does it mean?

Scientists outline possible futures for policymakers to decide on

Publication - September 27, 2013
Background briefing accompanying the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) AR5 WG1 launch.

This report is about two different futures. Either we continue on the current path of burning fossil fuels and stoking the fires of climate change or we turn a different corner. By taking strong and rapid action to switch to renewable energy, phase out fossil fuels and protect our forests, we can still prevent catastrophic levels of warming of two degrees or more. There is a better future than the one we're currently facing and it's ours if we want it.

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IPCC Briefing