A UN panel has released the most comprehensive assessment yet of the effects of climate change on our planet.
- In recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans.
- Adaptation is becoming embedded in some planning processes, with more limited implementation of response.
- The overall risks of climate change impacts can be reduced by limiting the rate and magnitude of climate change.
- Climate change is projected to amplify existing climate-related risks and create new risks for natural and human systems.