IPCC Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis
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Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report released on 9 August 2021. 

Many of the changes observed in the climate are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years, and some of the changes already set in motion - such as continued sea level rise - are irreversible over hundreds to thousands of years. However, strong and sustained reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases would limit climate change.
[Read the full IPCC news release]


This Plymouth Green and Science Book Club meeting is an opportunity to share your thoughts on the latest and most urgent report of the IPCC. 

  • What policies are needed? 
  • Where should the focus of research be into adaptation and mitigation? 
  • What changes to lifestyle are needed? 
  • What measures are being developed by the COP26 preparations? Will they be sufficient? What are the prospects for the conference in Glasgow?

The meeting will also:

  • review the newspaper responses to the IPCC report
  • consider our own potential to express and raise awareness, taking as our inspiration Letters to the Earth and Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis which concludes with the invitation to write our own letter to the Earth that we can then share with others in a variety of ways, not least social media. For “letter”, one can add poem, sketch, play, short story, pantomime, etc.
The event is open to all and you can join at: https://plymouth.zoom.us/j/98110128387. Meeting ID: 981 1012 8387 (no password required) or email Alan Ramage (menzalan@blueyonder.co.uk) for further information.
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Supporting COP26 – UN Climate Change Conference 2021

The University of Plymouth is proud to be part of the COP26 Universities Network, collaborating with over 40 other universities across the UK to help deliver a successful COP26. 

The network is a growing group of more than 55 UK-based universities and research centres working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference. Its mission is to ensure that the UK academic sector plays its role in delivering a successful COP26, in order to deliver a zero-carbon, resilient world.

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