Tuesday, April 1, 2014

BBC News - Climate impacts 'overwhelming' - UN

A sobering assessment of the effects brought by climate change. Most every region of the globe will experience changes over the next 50 years and crop yields are expected to diminish as population continues to grow. The time for denial has ended. Click title for link to article.

An example of an adaptation strategy would be the construction of sea walls and levees to protect against flooding. Another might be introducing more efficient irrigation for farmers in areas where water is scarce.

Natural systems are currently bearing the brunt of climatic changes, but a growing impact on humans is feared.

Members of the UN's climate panel say it provides overwhelming evidence of the scale of these effects.

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