31 Mar '14, 12am

STATEMENT: WRI Responds to IPCC Report

STATEMENT: WRI Responds to IPCC Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will publicly unveil its new report on current and future climate impacts during a press conference in Yokohama, Japan on March 31, 2014 (8 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 30). Following is a statement from Dr. Andrew Steer , President & CEO, World Resources Institute: “Climate change is not some distant threat, it’s happening now and being felt everywhere. The warning signals went off long ago, and we are now suffering the consequences of our inaction. “Around the globe, we’re seeing how climate change is driving increased water risks, massive wildfires, and rising seas. Unless we change direction, climate change will significantly reduce water resources, especially in subtropical regions. It will exacerbate health problems, including through heat waves and disease. It will destroy forests that are important for economic acti...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/news/statement-wri-responds-ipcc-report

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