Erin Coughlan de Perez lead author on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report
Based on peer-reviewed literature from the past several years, this newest report details how our changing climate is affecting families, businesses, and cities in countries both vulnerable and powerful—and the steps we can and must take together to adapt and avert disaster.
In an interview with Tufts Now, Erin noted “This isn’t about the future anymore—this is about now…Our risk from extreme events, and our prognosis for what climate change will bring in the future, is more severe than we thought it was in the past. We need urgent, ambitious, transformative changes to society if we’re going to be successful at reducing the impacts of climate change.”
Erin co-authored “Eight humanitarian insights from the latest IPCC report,” which explains key findings of the report for the humanitarian community.
The following outlets have featured Erin’s contributions to the report:
- Transforming our climate strategy, Tufts Now, February 28, 2022
- The effects of climate change are worse than we thought, an unflinching new UN report finds, The Boston Globe, February 28, 2022
- What does the dire new UN climate report mean for New England? The Boston Glob, February 28, 2022
- UN report: Climate change is so severe we’re running out of time to adapt, Axios, February 28, 2022
- Climate change fueling humanitarian crises, UN panel says for first time, Geneva Solutions, February 28, 2022