What I learned (and still want to know) from the UN Climate Change Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released the final draft of their latest report, so I decided to take a look at it. Their conclusion: we are most definitely seeing the effects of climate change, and these effects will continue to worsen. If we do manage to make major reductions in our CO2 output, we can mitigate some of the worst results, but some of the most troubling changes are more-or-less permanent and can’t be easily reversed through a few years of austerity.