By Alex Kirby
The World Bank says the Earth is on an unavoidable path towards a 1.5˚C heat rise by mid-century – but that could reach 4˚C by 2100 unless immediate action is taken to avoid dire impacts for millions of people.
LONDON, 26 November, 2014 − As the planet continues to warm, heat waves and other weather extremes that happen perhaps once in hundreds of years − if ever − would become the “new climate normal”, a World Bank report says.
The consequences for development would be severe: failing harvests, shifting water resources, rising sea-levels, and millions of people’s livelihoods put at risk. >>
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