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Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided

Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. November 2012
  • This report provides a snapshot of recent scientific literature and new analyses of likely impacts and risks that would be associated with a 4 Celsius warming within this century. It is a rigorous attempt to outline a range of risks, focusing on developing countries and especially the poor. A 4C world would be one of unprecedented heat waves, severe drought, and major floods in many regions, with serious impacts on ecosystems and associated services. But the report points out that, with action, a 4C world can be avoided. Chapter 6 analyses sectoral impacts in different fields, including water resources.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystems, Food security, Health, Meteorology, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security
  • Main target audience: Advocacy campaigns coordinators, Communicators, Governments, International community, Media, Policy makers, Political leaders
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Scenario report
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Published in 2015