Video Duration 25 minutes 05 seconds
From: Inside Story

Is it too late to save our planet?

UN scientific panel issues the strongest warning yet on our warming planet.

A “code red for humanity” and a “wake-up call” for the world.

They are just some of the reactions to the biggest UN climate change review since 2013.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says there is no longer any doubt that humans are warming the oceans, land and sea by burning fossil fuels.

Some of the damage, such as melting polar ice sheets, is now irreversible.

But scientists say there is still time to limit the damage if governments make firm commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

However, after decades of dire warnings, are people still listening?

How can we combat “climate fatigue” and ensure action?

Presenter: Kim Vinnell

Guests:

Richard Allan – Professor of climate science at the University of Reading

Grant Blashki – Associate professor at the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne, and the author of Climate Health and Courage

Tom Burke – Chairman of E3G – Third Generation Environmentalism think-tank