August 10, 2021

[SHARE] IPCC report details climate risks facing the Pacific

The latest report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has prompted one of the co-authors to warn that it represents a looming line in the sand for the Pacific.

Without further reductions in emissions before 2050, the IPCC's vice chair, Professor Mark Howden, says the world is likely to exceed warming of two degrees Celsius before the end of the century.

The report suggests that will mean dramatic and devastating sea level rise, and fewer, but more intense cyclones across the Pacific islands.

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