Gallery: New World Bank Report Urges Aggressive Action on Climate Chang...


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Last year, global CO2 emissions reached their highest levels in human history. With climate change affecting everything from weather patterns to satellite operation, governments and international organizations are becoming increasingly concerned over man’s influence over the environment. A report released by the World Bank this month titled “Turn Down the Heat” details the devastating impacts of a world in crisis. If current policies and trends continue, the planet could become an average of 4 degrees Celsius (39.2 degrees Fahrenheit) hotter by the end of the century. This scenario would result in a “new normal” of extreme temperatures, massive flooding, and devastation among the poorest nations.

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1 Comment

  1. ronwagn November 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    he best thing we can do right now is maximize use of natural gas

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