REM Global Warming a Major Threat to World Stability: Report
A climate report titled 'Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal' released by the World Bank suggests that the major threat to world stability is global warming.
The report said that the present warming across the globe is irreversible. This indicates that even ambitious mitigation cannot change the facts that the world has already locked at 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial times.
The study stated that this warming has led to increase in threat to food and water security. It also showed that rise n temperature also jeopardizes the poverty-reduction efforts.
Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, said in a statement, "It confirms what scientists have been saying-past emissions have set an unavoidable course to warming over the next two decades, which will affect the world's poorest and most vulnerable people the most".
The report stresses at how the regions of Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa will be affected by weather extremes like heatwaves and drought.
These weather extremes will be more frequent and will be the 'new climate normal', said report.
The study showed some alarming findings, according to which the Brazil's soybean yield could decrease up to 70%. Melting glaciers will adversely affect the Central Asia and might cause torrential flooding.
It also showed that melting of permafrost in northern Russia will threaten to unleash stored methane. And in Middle East and North Africa, the heatwaves will scarce the water resources, which could lead to several conflicts.
Bill Hare, CEO of Climate Analytics and lead author of the report, said that after assessing the entire chain of climate impacts, he could say that this helps to understand the risks that climate change poses to development.
Kim affirmed that they cannot stop the growing emissions, but it high time to formulate some aggressive mitigation, in order to leave an inhabitable planet for the next generation.
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