Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Human-caused climate change is now dealing damage to every region of the world, with almost half of humanity at risk of increasing harm to their lives and livelihoods, concludes a landmark UN report released today. In its report focusing on the impacts of global warming on people and the planet, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that every inhabited continent is already experiencing multiple climate impacts, from droughts and flooding to biodiversity loss and falling food production. Between 3.3 to 3.6 billion people live in areas "highly vulnerable to climate change," the authors warn, with "additional severe risks" should the Earth warm beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). Some of the effects "will be irreversible, even if global warming is reduced." Emphasizing that the harms caused by global warming go far beyond simply the thread of fires and flooding, the report finds: "Climate change impacts are increasingly being felt in all regions of the world with growing challenges for water availability, food production and the livelihoods of millions of people." Crucially, these harms will intensify rapidly over the coming years. "We also know that impacts will continue to increase if drastic cuts… Read full this story
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