IPCC report on climate change impacts and vulnerability

Tuesday 01 April 2014

The report—Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability—says erratic and extreme weather, like severe droughts, floods and heat waves will affect food production across the world
Author: Arnab Pratim Dutta
Growing food could become harder which could lead to a food crisis says the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The apex body on climate change science released its report on March 31, 2014 in Yokohama Japan. It paints a very disturbing picture for the years to come. This report—Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability—has been prepared by the Working Group II of the IPCC and details the impacts of climate change that have already occurred, the future risks from a changing climate, and scope of reducing these risks.
 
Latest report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommends simple measures such as provision of clean water, sanitation and vaccination to mitigate climate change impacts on human health
Author: Vibha Varshney
There are already instances of an increase in heat-related mortality and decrease in cold-related mortality in some regions. Also, local changes in temperature and rainfall have altered the distribution of some water-borne illnesses and disease vectors in many areas.
 
These species have moved 17 km towards the poles and 11 m up in altitude per decade on a global average
Author: Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava
Terrestrial species are shifting their home ranges because of climate change much faster than what was estimated. The fifth assessment report of the Inter-government Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released on March 31, says many terrestrial species have moved 17 km towards the poles and 11 m up in altitude per decade on a global average.
 
IPCC report says Bangladesh and India account for 86 per cent mortality from tropical cyclones across the world
Author: Anupam Chakravartty
With over 1.2 billion people, India is deemed one of the nations most vulnerable to climate change impacts. According to the new report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, India's agricultural sector would be worst hit. Change in rainfall patterns would put millions of lives at stake, the IPCC report says. It states that Bangladesh and India account for 86 per cent mortality from tropical cyclones across the world.
 
Warming will slow down economic growth and make poverty reduction more difficult, and further erode food security
Author: Chandra Bhushan
It is evident from the Working Group II (WG II) report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that climate change will impact the world severely and the risks are intensifying. This is expected to put the lives of the world’s poor at stake. India is especially vulnerable since it houses 33 per cent of the world’s poorest people.
 

 

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