New Report Examines Risks of 4 Degree Hotter World by End of Century

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 19, 2012

“The world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4 degrees at the end of the century if the global community fails to act on climate change, triggering a cascade of cataclysmic changes that include extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks and a sea-level rise affecting hundreds of millions of people, according to a new scientific report released today that was commissioned by the World Bank. All regions of the world would suffer – some more than others – but the report finds that the poor will suffer the most…Turn Down The Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided summarizes a range of the direct and indirect climatic consequences under the current global path for greenhouse gas emissions…”

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