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Reversing climate change? What scientists and activists are saying about UN’s ‘code red’ report

Reversing climate change? What scientists and activists are saying about UN's 'code red' report

Scientists, activists and environmental groups across the nation were quick to weigh in with their own observations and concerns Monday about the dire findings in the latest report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Across the country and the world, scientists zeroed in on the report's underscoring that climate change is here and now, that the time to avert catastrophe is winding down but that solutions are still possible.

The 3,000-page report was described by the IPCC as a "code red for humanity."

Here's a selection of quotes from the report's co-authors, leading climate scientists, officials and others:

Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate advisor, on Twitter

The IPCC report “confirms what we already know: climate change is an urgent threat that requires bold action. That’s why we’ve launched a whole-of-government response to the climate crisis. And we’re going to create good paying jobs along the way. There’s no time to waste.

Michael R. Bloomberg, United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions, founder of Bloomberg LP

“To respond to the climate crisis with the urgency that is required, it’s clear what we need to do: Drive down carbon emissions and transition to a clean energy economy – and quickly. We’ve made some great progress recently, but this report is sounding an alarm about how much more we need to do, and how tight time is getting. If more governments and businesses take bold action, we can still avoid the worst impacts of climate change and build a better future for our children and grandchildren.”

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