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Main Title Turn down the heat : why a 4ÀC warmer world must be avoided /
Publisher The World Bank,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 819546485
Subjects Global warming--Prevention--International cooperation.
Internet Access
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http://climatechange.worldbank.org/sites/default/files/Turn_Down_the_heat_Why_a_4_degree_centrigrade_warmer_world_must_be_avoided.pdf
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EOAM  QC981.8.G58T87 2012 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 12/03/2012
Collation 84 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Notes
"November 2012." Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-84).
Contents Notes
Acknowledgements. -- Foreword. -- Executive summary. -- List of abbreviations. -- Introduction. -- Observed climate changes and impacts. -- 21st century projections. -- Focus: sea-level rise projections. -- Focus: changes in extreme temperatures. -- Sectoral impacts. -- System interaction and non-linearity - the need for cross-sector risk assessments. -- Appendixes. -- Bibliography. This report provides a snapshot of recent scientific literature and new analyses of likely impacts and risks that would be associated with a 4À 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 4ÀC 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 with action, a 4ÀC world can be avoided and we can likely hold warming below 2ÀC.