19 Nov '12, 12am

STATEMENT: World Bank "Raises Alarm" of a 4 Degree Hotter World

The World Bank Group just released a groundbreaking new report on climate change, called Turn Down the Heat , which offers a vivid assessment of what 4 degrees Celsius of global temperature rise would mean for the world. Following is a statement by Andrew Steer, President, President, World Resources Institute: “This report should awaken world leaders out of their slumber on climate change. A 4 degree temperature rise would bring unimaginable costs to people and society. We must take the necessary actions now to stay within 2 degrees or lower of warming. “The differences between 2 degrees and 4 degrees temperature rise are stark. It took little more than four degrees of cooling to create the Ice Age, so imagine the havoc 4 degrees of warming would create. While the impacts would be uneven around the globe, vulnerable countries and poor people would be hardest hit. Communiti...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/press/2012/11/statement-world-bank-rai...

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