Tag Archive for 'John Schellnhuber'

World Bank President says a 4°C warmer world must be avoided

November 20th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Humans’ emissions of greenhouse gases are breaking new records every year. These emissions are setting the atmosphere on a path towards an average 4°Celsius increase probably by 2100. This would cause risks beyond the experience of our civilization – including heat waves, especially in the tropics, a sea-level rise affecting hundreds of millions of people, […]

World Bank report states climate change is one of the single biggest challenges facing development

November 19th, 2012 by World Bank

The world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4°Celsius by 2100, if the global community fails to act on climate change, triggering a cascade of cataclysmic changes that include extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks and a sea-level rise affecting hundreds of millions of people, according to a scientific report “Turn Down […]