Monday, October 14, 2013

Emissions Rate Puts Billion More at Risk

Areas of the Tibetan Plateau, such as the Deosai Plains in Pakistan, could become deserts. (Image: Kashiff via Wikimedia Commons)
Allowing the Earth’s temperature to rise by more than 2ÂșC will see dramatic changes in vegetation across the planet and expose a billion more people to severe water scarcity, according to new research.

So vast are the potential changes that the scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany comment that they doubt if humans have the capacity to manage the impacts it will have.

Emissions Rate Puts Billion More at Risk  

An earlier explanation of this study was posted here on the 9th.

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