Being Green - 20 Aug 2021

Last week on Being Green, John Richards spoke about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s sixth climate assessment report which had been published a few days earlier. It was the first to be released by the United Nations body since 2014 and comes ahead of the COP26 summit. The meeting in Glasgow in November is widely seen as one of the last chances for the world to agree to limits on greenhouse gas emissions. The IPCC report’s warnings are stark, and it places the blame for changes in the world’s climate squarely on the shoulders of humans. It’s such an important story that on this week’s edition of the programme, Glynis Crook speaks to one of its lead authors, Francois Engelbrecht, who is a professor of climatology at Wits University’s Global Change Institute.