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Turn down the heat : why a 4°C warmer world must be avoided

Author: Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung.; World Bank.
Publisher: Washington, DC : The World Bank, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This report provides a snapshot of recent scientific literature and new analyses of likely impacts and risks that would be associated with a 4° Celsius warming within this century. It is a rigorous attempt to outline a range of risks, focusing on developing countries and especially the poor. A 4°C world would be one of unprecedented heat waves, severe drought, and major floods in many regions, with serious impacts  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung.; World Bank.
OCLC Number: 818672208
Notes: Title from PDF file (viewed on Nov. 19, 2012).
"November 2012."
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 84 pages) : illustrations ; color maps ; digital files
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Foreword --
Executive summary --
List of abbreviations --
Introduction --
Observed climate changes and impacts --
21st century projections --
Focus : sea-level rise projections --
Focus : changes in extreme temperatures --
Sectoral impacts --
System interaction and non-linearity : the need for cross-sector risk assessments --
Appendixes --
Bibliography.
Other Titles: 4° : turn down the heat
Responsibility: a report for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics.

Abstract:

This report provides a snapshot of recent scientific literature and new analyses of likely impacts and risks that would be associated with a 4° Celsius warming within this century. It is a rigorous attempt to outline a range of risks, focusing on developing countries and especially the poor. A 4°C world would be one of unprecedented heat waves, severe drought, and major floods in many regions, with serious impacts on ecosystems and associated services. But with action, a 4°C world can be avoided and we can likely hold warming below 2°C.

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