IPCC report: A call to rebel together. A call for the coalition rebellion
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The climate emergency is here, some of the changes are already irreversible, and unless every nation takes drastic action immediately, there will be no chance of limiting warming to 1.5°C — the threshold above which, says the UN, climate outcomes will be exponentially more extreme, widespread, and catastrophic.
Those are the findings of the latest IPCC report, released this week. It's easy to read a report like this and be paralyzed by grief and dread. But remember: the IPCC released its last major assessment in 2014, and world leaders adopted the Paris Agreement the next year. And in 2018, when the UN released a damning annual report on likely climate outcomes, XR activists brought cities around the UK to a standstill within weeks — and just months later, the UK parliament declared a climate emergency.
This report is terrifying, it's enraging, it's a tragedy. But most of all: it's a call to goddamn meaningful action. It's a call to come together in our love and rage and build a true coalition of activists, fighting together for the future of our planet.
First things first:
The IPCC report: What do you need to know?
The report is many thousands of pages long, but there are plenty of summaries to get you up to speed and ready to take action. The Atlantic offers a four-point digest, focusing on the already baked-in effects of warming on sea levels; the Guardian's editorial highlights the political situation and possible legal challenges that will result from inaction; the New York Times stresses that heating is unavoidable, but we can still influence the degree. You could also check out a video response from COP26 President Alok Sharma — the man who will be stewarding world leaders' last opportunity to tackle the emergency and get back on track to 1.5°C of warming, at COP26 in Glasgow this autumn.
The only path to a liveable planet is rebelling together.
So what the hell do we do about all this?
We come together.
For decades, activists have been pushing for climate and ecological protections — and we've had some major wins. But it's not enough. Time is running out. And we can't afford to work in silos any longer.
The majority of people around the world support climate action.
The numbers are on our side. We just have to come together, as a side.
That's where NooWorld comes in: a place for climate activists to join forces; to pool efforts, resources, and know-how; to plan actions in synthesis. To become a beautiful global network, fighting for life itself.
Create a community for your own circle of activists, get plugged into the global conversation, and immediately supercharge all your own activist efforts!