A call for action after grim climate report

Confirming apprehensions of the global scientific and environmental community, the latest report prepared by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, made dire assessments and predictions about the present and future of the world’s climate in its summary report for policymakers released early this week. 

“It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere have occurred,” the sixth assessment report of the first working group of IPCC said. As a consequence, the report predicted that the average global temperature would rise by …


Akshay Deshmane

Akshay is an investigative reporter and former writer at The Morning Context. Based in Delhi, he writes about the environment, public policy and economy from the lens of the pulls and pressures of an ambitious democracy. Akshay uses the right to information extensively for reporting stories of vital public interest. Over the past decade and more, he has worked for HuffPost India, Frontline, The Economic Times, Down To Earth and DNA.