NEW WORLD BANK REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE

NEW WORLD BANK REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE

TURN DOWN THE HEAT: WHY A 4 DEGREE WARMER WORLD MUST BE AVOIDED

The World Bank has published its new report on Climate Change by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics.

This report provides a snapshot of recent scientific literature and new analyses of likely impacts and risks that would be associated with a 4° Celsius warming within this century. It is a rigorous attempt to outline a range of risks, focusing on developing countries and especially the poor. A 4°C world would be one of unprecedented heat waves, severe drought, and major floods in many regions, with serious impacts on ecosystems and associated services. But with action, a 4°C world can be avoided and we can likely hold warming below 2°C.

Find the Executive Summary under "Related Materials"
and the Full Report under "Links"