Happy Monday and welcome to the next edition of Beyond The Forecast!
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in the middle of its cycle of the Sixth Assessment Report, which includes three climate change reports. The first came out in August and is related to the physical science of climate change, and the third, concerning options for controlling emissions and managing risks, will be released later this year.
Today the second report was published on the impact of climate change on nature and people. The group’s findings paint a gruesome picture for our planet and the organisms that live on it. The following is a quote from IPCC President Hoesung Lee saying it all.
The IPCC says disasters related to weather and climate have increased fivefold since the 1970s. These disasters killed 2 million people and caused $ 3.6 trillion in damage.
According to the report, the daily lives of 3.3 billion people are very vulnerable to climate change, and the effects are likely to worsen in the coming years.
The effects of climate change tend to affect the world’s poorest areas. Millions of people have been subjected to acute food and water insecurity due to extreme weather.
According to the report, it will not take much more warming for the serious effects of climate change to be irreversible.
If you want to read the full report, it is available here.
I want to put something on your radar (sorry for the pun) next week! The season of severe weather is fast approaching, and your local weather authorities are preparing you for what to expect with our special week of informing about the harsh weather conditions of 2022 “When the minutes are important”.
Tick your calendars as they will be broadcast instead of 10 news at 5:30 on Thursday, March 10th.
Switching to your forecast, on this last day of February we have seasonally cool and sunny. However, the temperature is rising in March! Meteorologist Chris Michaels tells which days will be the warmest our daily article on forecasting.
You can always get specific forecast details for your area, be it the Roanoke Valley, the Lynchburg area, the New River Valley or another location in Southwest and Central Virginia, anytime in WSLS.com/weather. Know your zone!
– Justin McKee
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