- Extreme weather is more frequent and severe, affecting all
- Need to adapt to warmer world is urgent as impacts surge
- Infrastructure should be built to resist floods, rising seas
Aug 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A flagship U.N. science report on Monday showed no one is safe from the accelerating effects of climate change and there is an urgent need to prepare and protect people as extreme weather and rising seas hit harder than predicted.
The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), written by 234 scientists, said global warming of about 1.1 degrees Celsius has brought many changes in different regions – from more severe droughts and storms to rising seas.
Those will all increase with further warming, but it is not too late to cut climate-heating emissions to keep…