Climate change: Five things we have learned from the IPCC report By Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent Published 1 day agoimage source Copernicus/Sentinel-2 image caption Satellite images of wildfires in Evia, GreeceThe UN report on the science of climate change is set to make a huge impact. \"Climate change is not a problem of the future, it's here and now and affecting every region in the world,\" said Dr Friederike Otto from the University of Oxford, and one of the many authors on the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. The clearest of these points is about the responsibility of humanity for climate change. \"In the paper it shows that even with 1.5C warming we're looking at the long-term of two to three metres. In recent years, in Ireland and the Netherlands, environmental campaigners have successfully gone to court to force governments and companies to act on the science of climate change.