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Dangerous Environmental Changes Are Here. Do We Act or Remain Afraid?

IPCC 6th Assessment confirms the environmental peril in all too specific details. But what we do with that information is up to us.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the first portion of its Sixth Assessment Report on how climate change is altering the planet’s natural systems and environmental states. These changes are leading to worsening extreme weather events around the world.

The IPCC’s periodic reports are drafted by a consortium of the world’s top climate scientists and experts. The purpose of their work is to establish a technical foundation for policymakers to address climate change on multiple fronts, such as mitigation, adaptation, and assessing future risks.

This gallery highlights only some of the takeaways and how technology can help. These summaries present a grim finding but not one without hope.

John Blyler is a Design News senior editor, covering the electronics and advanced manufacturing spaces. With a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering, he has years of hardware-software-network systems experience as an editor and engineer within the advanced manufacturing, IoT and semiconductor industries. John has co-authored books related to system engineering and electronics for IEEE, Wiley, and Elsevier.

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