Report: Some Climate Change Impacts are Unavoidable

Reuters:  “Some future impacts of climate change, such as more extremes of heat and sea level rise, are unavoidable even if governments act fast to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the World Bank said on Sunday.”

“Past and predicted emissions from power plants, factories and cars have locked the globe on a path towards an average temperature rise of almost 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times by 2050, it said.”

“‘This means that climate change impacts such as extreme heat events may now be simply unavoidable,’ World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told a telephone news conference on the report, titled ‘Turn down the Heat, Confronting the New Climate Normal.'”

“Still, the worst impacts of global warming could be avoided by cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the report said.”



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