Monday, March 31, 2014

UN releases Climate Change assessment study

A UN panel has released the most comprehensive assessment yet of the effects of climate change on our planet.
  • In recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans.
  • Adaptation is becoming embedded in some planning processes, with more limited implementation of response. 
  • The overall risks of climate change impacts can be reduced by limiting the rate and magnitude of climate change.
  • Climate change is projected to amplify existing climate-related risks and create new risks for natural and human systems.  
BBC News website's science editor Paul Rincon breaks down the key findings from above at the link.

Sobering stuff.

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