UN Panel: Climate Change Causes Widespread Disruption


The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a report warning of the disastrous consequences of inaction in the face of changing weather patterns.

The IPCC’s first report in eight years on the impact of climate change on nature and society presents the results of an online discussion process that began on February 14.

The report states that “human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruptions in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world”.

The tone is quite different from that of the 2014 report, which said: “Recent climate change has had widespread impacts on human and natural systems.

The latest report lists the growing negative effects of extreme weather in a wide range of areas, including water supply, agriculture and fisheries, and health. He also cites the role of climate change in natural disasters.

It also indicates that more than 3 billion people are highly vulnerable to climate change.

The report points out that the potential damage could be reduced significantly if global warming is kept below 1.5 degrees Celsius, but notes that it cannot be completely avoided.

He adds that measures to combat climate change could mitigate risks and improve agricultural productivity and health outcomes.

But he also points out that economic disparities have driven regional inequalities and that further warming is likely to push some communities to the limits of their resilience.

The IPCC warns: “The world will face multiple unavoidable climate hazards over the next two decades with global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius. Even a temporary exceedance of this level of warming will cause severe additional impacts, including some will be irreversible”.


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