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What If We Neglect Climate Change?

Climate Change

Scientists warn that, unless action is taken soon mankind will endure ever worsening catastrophic events, such as droughts that will lead to conflict and rising sea levels that will wipe out low lying island nations.

What If We Do Nothing?

Hotter Temperatures

Hotter Temperatures

Without additional action, Earth is on track to heat up by about 4°C by the end of the century, compared to pre industrial levels. Scientific evidence tells us this would be a recipe for disaster.

Rising Seas

Rising Seas

By 2100, the world's oceans would rise 26-82 cm over levels seen between 1986-2005, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has found. More recent studies suggest the increase could be significantly higher. Driving the rise are ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica shedding mass faster than ever, melting glaciers, and oceans that expand as they warm. Even a 2°C rise as targeted by the UN would submerge land currently occupied by 280 million people, as per a US-based research group.

Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather

Superstorms, bone-chilling cold snaps and intense heat waves could become more common and more extreme due to global warming. Recent research has teased out climate change as an aggravating factor for deadly floods, snowstorms etc.

Water Dilemma

Water Dilemma

Global warming can lead to long running droughts and devastating floods, which means some parts of the world will not have enough water and others too much. Continuous droughts in Syria and California have been linked to climate change.

Humanitarian Crises

Humanitarian Crises

Global warming can spur disease, ravage crops and push more people into poverty. Conflict over water or smaller harvests could instigate war or mass migration. People living on low lying islands could become climate refugees.

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