Scientists say that we haven't seen the worst of the situation, and now the nations are trying to agree upon a new global climate treaty. "Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change," said Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the intergovernmental panel, Gillis reports. (Read more)
|The Carbon Brief graph shows projections of yield percentages for crops.|
The report also said demand will go up approximately 14 percent every decade, so climate change could make life even more difficult for some areas, especially poor regions, Mat Hope writes for The Carbon Brief. Of course, climate change will not occur uniformly across the planet, so some areas may experience more difficulties than others and some may benefit. (Read more)
The scientists who wrote the report say the consequences of climate change are not just waiting in the future but beginning to happen now. "Throughout the 21st Century, climate-change impacts are projected to slow down economic growth, make poverty reduction more difficult, further erode food security and prolong existing and create new poverty traps," the Times reported.