World Bank Report on 4 Degree Warming of the World’s Climate

Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must Be Avoided(106 page pdf, A Report for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics, November 2012)

Also discussed here

(1.2 min You-Tube, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group)

And here: Stand Still for the Apocalypse(Chris Hedges,TruthDig,  Nov. 26, 2012)

Today we review a recent report from the World Bank, assessing the impacts of unrestrained greenhouse gas emissions leading to a 4 degree warmer planet. The impacts are many but tend to occur more often among developing countries near the equator rather than in mid-latitude developed countries who have been (and are) responsible for most of the emissions over the last century and these have accelerated in the last decade or two. The World Bank with a direct interest in promoting the economies of the developing world urges world leaders to begin to take serious measures to reduce emissions and as far as possible these impacts, even though the tipping point for an unstable climate was reached at 350 ppm (now close to 390 ppm).

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To see Key Quotes and Links to key reports about this post, click HERE


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