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What the new IPCC report says climate change could — and is — costing Canadians

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report on Monday on the impacts, adaptation and vulnerability humans face with rising temperatures. It may be difficult to get through all the facts and figures on yet another tome — […]

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report on Monday on the impacts, adaptation and vulnerability humans face with rising temperatures.

It may be difficult to get through all the facts and figures on yet another tome — it’s more than 3,500 pages. But this report, much different than its predecessors, focuses on the human toll of climate change and how we may adapt.

Or, as UN Secretary-General António Guterres called it: “an atlas of human suffering and a damning indictment of failed climate leadership.”

Among all the numbers, the report’s message is clear: climate change is already taking its toll on humanity, at a grave cost. Some of that’s hard put a dollar figure on, but the concrete costs are already mounting.

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