348 Save for later Print Download Share LinkedIn Twitter The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued stark warnings about the changing climate in its latest landmark report, which is bound to influence decision-making by the energy industry, governments and financial institutions. The message: the time to tackle the climate crisis is fast running out, and on its current path the world could overshoot the goal of limiting global warming to less than 1.5ºC this century. Greenhouse gas emissions are "at the highest levels in human history," Jim Skea, co-chair of Working Group 3, which prepared the report, told a press conference. "Emissions in 2019 were about 12% higher than they were in 2010 and 54% higher than in 1990. So we are definitely not on track to limit warming to 1.5ºC."