Statement from EARTHDAY.ORG President Kathleen Rogers on the IPCC Climate Change 2022 Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability Report
February 28, 2022
Washington, D.C. – EARTHDAY.ORG President Kathleen Rogers released the following statement in response to the release of the Working Group II contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Sixth Assessment Report, which was published today.
“The latest IPCC report comes as no surprise. Humanity’s relationship with our environment requires a dire and drastic transformation. While the fossil fuel economy and technologies of centuries past have created in many cases irreversible damage, new innovations, heightened regulations, and increased civic actions can bring about a sustainable future.
Following COP26 in Glasgow, it is even more apparent that governments will not solve this crisis themselves. We do not have the time to continue the never-ending cycle of commitments with no follow through. If we do not heed these tremendous warnings from scientists and from our own environment, the planet will soon decide our circumstances for us.
Solving the climate crisis requires individuals, businesses, and governments to act boldly, innovate broadly, and implement equitably. We have no more time to sit back and wait for the next environmental tragedy. We have the power to accelerate innovative climate action plans, to restore our Earth, and to build a healthy planet. It is truly going to take all of us to Invest In Our Planet.”
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