Silver Linings From The UN’s Dire Climate Change Report : Short Wave – NPR

Silver Linings From The UN’s Dire Climate Change Report

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Muddied hands are pictured next to newly planted tree seedlings as Ethiopians take part in a national tree-planting drive in the capital Addis Ababa, on July 28, 2019.

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The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just released the second of three reports on climate change. More than 300 scientists from all over the world worked together to create this account of how global warming is affecting our society.

NPR climate reporter Rebecca Hersher fills us in on this major climate science report and actually brings three empowering takeaways hidden within it.

Read the report here.

And listen to Rebecca Hersher’s hopeful takeaways from the first report!

Three (Hopeful!) Takeaways From The UN's Climate Change Report

What empowers you when thinking about climate change? Email the show at shortwave@npr.org!

This episode was produced by Eva Tesfaye, edited by Gisele Grayson and fact-checked by Katherine Sypher. Patrick Murray was the audio engineer.