Major cities could see regular flooding in the future, says UN report 9 months ago

Major cities could see regular flooding in the future, says UN report

Some very worrying findings.

Climate change has gotten quite a lot of mainstream media attention in the past number of days, largely due to the work of 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, and her powerful speech on Monday.

Since then, Donald Trump and Ryan Tubridy are among those who have weighed in on the teenager's comments, following her speech at the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Recent findings from a report that was unveiled at the panel make for extremely worrying reading.

According to CNN, the report claims that cities from New York to Shanghai could see regular flooding, as sea levels rise faster than previously thought.

It also said that glaciers and ice sheets from the Himalayas to Antarctica are rapidly melting, while the fisheries that feed millions of people are shrinking.

Over 100 scientists worked on the report, and it claims that some adverse changes to the global climate -- like some amount of sea level rise -- that can no longer be stopped.

"This report is unique because for the first time ever, the IPCC has produced an in-depth report examining the furthest corners of the Earth -- from the highest mountains in remote polar regions to the deepest oceans," said Ko Barrett, vice chair of the IPCC. "We've found that even and especially in these places, human-caused climate change is evident."

Although the report is bleak, they also maintained that humanity does still have a choice, and that making positive changes are still essential.