Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences Statement on the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
March 10, 2022
According to the update of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report on climate change released 28 February 2022, we may soon lose the ability to adapt to our changing climate if we do not curb emissions from fossil fuels. In addition, oil and gas exports fund Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering arguments in a case that will likely decide the ability of federal agencies to regulate carbon pollution from the power sector.
The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) stands firmly behind the consensus on climate science and the need to accelerate our efforts to study, mitigate, and adapt to the climate emergency. We support any and all efforts to conduct research, educate, and advocate for policies and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. We urge all affiliated institutions and cooperatives at AESS to work with us in supporting interdisciplinary and equitable approaches to tackling these intersectional challenges.
The following are ways you can take action:
- Tell Pres. Biden to Assist Ukraine by Accelerating the Renewable Energy Transition
- Join the Worldwide Teach-in for Climate Justice
- If you’re outside of the U.S., we recommend the campaigns and actions at 350.org
- For a list of organizations that work on climate, see citizensclimatehighered.org/partners
The time is short, but change is still possible. We already have all the solutions we need to avert this crisis. We call upon all institutions and entities to act strongly and decisively in response to this collective challenge. To connect with us at our conference this June 20-22, visit https://aessconference.org/. For resources provided by AESS, visit AESSOnline.org.
See AESS’s other response to the IPCC report.