Ukrainian scientist Dr. Svetlana Krakowska stressed the need to unite against climate change. She says war is "closing the window of opportunity" for the world to prevent the worst effects of climate change. She is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a United Nations body that reviews the science of climate change.
She said "It is amazing how the Ukrainians came together against their enemies." "If we all unite against climate change, we can survive as a civilization."
Dr. Krakowska was in the final stages of approving the IPPC's latest key review report on the effects of climate change when Russian aggression to invade her land prevented her from continuing her work. "Everything stopped," he said. "I can't think of climate change because I can only think of my survival." But she describes herself as part of her country's "drawing-room army" and tries her best to talk from home about the situation in Ukraine, from where she and her family are leaving soon.
She emphasized that
Reliance on fossil fuels and oil and gas that Europe imports from Russia is "financing the war."