No one will be untouched’: Climate change will lead to war, famine and extreme weather, claims IPCC report
Report said we have seen impacts of global warming on every continent
Experts warned people are ill prepared to cope with the dramatic change
It predicted violent conflicts, food shortages and infrastructure damage
Extreme weather will increase poverty and damage animal and sea life
By Ellie Zolfagharifard
No one will be untouched by climate change with storm surges, flooding and heatwaves among the key risks of global warming in the coming decades, claim scientists.
This was the warning made in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II report.
The report said that violent conflicts, food shortages and serious infrastructure damage were also predicted to become more widespread over the coming years.
The IPCC has predicted that few areas will be left untouched by the impacts of climate change, which they say will include increasing levels of extreme weather events such as heatwaves and snow storms
It argued that rising temperatures will exacerbate poverty and damage land and marine species.
It also claimed that the world is in ‘an era of man-made climate change’ and has already seen impacts of global warming on every continent and across the oceans.
And experts warned that in many cases, people are ill-prepared to cope with the risks of a changing climate.
The IPCC report is the first comprehensive analysis in seven years of the global consequences of climate change.
Summary of projected changes in crop yields, due to climate change over the 21st century. Yellow indicates studies that project crop yield decreases, blue indicates studies projecting increases.
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