For the first time since 2013, the IPCC, the climate panel of the United Nations, will publish another climate report on Monday.
The report, which comes out at 10 a.m., will be a harsh warning about how quickly the climate is changing and how damaging its effects are.
For the report, scientists analyzed thousands of international climate studies published over the past eight years.
Based on this, five scenarios have been created, each showing a different future, depending on when the reduction of greenhouse gases starts and to what extent.
Politicians can use these scenarios to make choices.
The report will also tell you exactly how much extra greenhouse gases the atmosphere can handle before the Paris climate agreement's goal of global warming by no more than 1.5 degrees is no longer achievable.
Greater warming could have catastrophic consequences for humanity, scientists warn.
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For the first time, these consequences have also been mapped out regionally by the IPCC.
After all, climate change does not manifest itself everywhere in the same way.
Some areas are getting warmer and drier, others wetter.
Countries such as the Netherlands will mainly have to deal with rising sea levels.
A website is presented alongside the report where people can search for data about their specific region.
This time, the report also discusses extreme weather such as heat waves and severe storms and their consequences in the form of wildfires and floods.
The economic and social consequences of extreme weather are relatively greater than those of other manifestations of climate change, according to the IPCC.
The report examines possibilities for forecasting extreme weather and natural mechanisms that can lead to extreme weather events.
The IPCC was established by the UN in 1988 and has since released five climate reports.
Monday's report is part of a larger report due next year.
The IPCC consists of representatives from 195 countries who commission experts and scientists to carry out analyses.
NU.nl will report extensively on the contents of the report on Monday.
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