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EXISTENTIAL RISKS
CLIMATE CRISIS
MULTIPLE IMPACTS AS TEMPERATURES RISE
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Climate change scenarios for our future Image: WWF
The emerging reality is that global warming is likely to exceed 2oC.
 •   Extreme weather
 •   Specie extinction
 •   Arctic sea ice
 •   Sea level rise
 •   Water availability
 •   Health of people
 •   Food shortages
 •   Ice Melt
 •   Ocean chemistry
 •   Coral bleaching
 •   Economic stress
 •   Mass migrations
Climate scientists have been very conservative in their reporting for many years, that is they have reported what might be described as a concensus average. However, if they are understating the risk, and in fact the reality is just a small amount worse at the beginning, the multiple feedback loops means that the end result over years will be catastrophic. Be warned!


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