Monday, November 19, 2012

World Bank Report Predicts 4°C Temperature Increase

Business as usual will cause temperatures to rise by 4°C by 2060. If we fail to act on to reduce global warming causing GHG emissions we can expect food shortages, extreme weather and sea-level rise. These are the finding of a World Bank report published on November 19, 2012. The report is titled Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided. It predicts that sea-levels could rise by more than a meter by 2100.

As a direct corollary of a 4°C world we can expect more flooding in cities, as well as increasingly intense tropical storms, droughts and extreme rainfall. These affects will further damage ecosystems, and cause more species to go extinct.

To access the report, "Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided" click here.

© 2012, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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