IPCC report confirm human costs of climate change

7 April 2014

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Yokohama, 31 March 2014 – The IPCC’s Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, a comprehensive assessment report by leading scientists launched here today, offers policymakers and the general public a wealth of information about how climate change will affect the lives of current and future generations – and what governments can do to adapt and reduce vulnerabilities.

The report details these impacts and how they are expected to vary from region to region and to evolve over the coming decades. It describes the evidence and the uncertainties, and it confirms that, without urgent and ambitious efforts to reduce emissions, climate change will cause increasingly serious impacts over the course of the 21st century. The report also assesses various options for adapting to the new climate conditions.

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