Friday, December 18, 2009

350 or 550

A UN analysis leaked today shows that the current level of developing country emission cuts will lead to increase temperature rise over the next century to 3C.

According to the Guardian “A rise of 3C would mean up to 170 million more people suffering severe coastal floods and 550 million more at risk of hunger, according to the 2006 Stern economic review of climate change for the UK government - as well as leaving up to 50% of species facing extinction. Even a rise of 2C would lead to sharp decline in tropical crop yields, more flooding and droughts.

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