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Rapid and deep emissions reductions may not be easy, but 4°C to 6°C will be much worse”

Rapid and deep emissions reductions may not be easy, but 4°C to 6°C will be much worse” | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

Could you share with us your analysis of where you think we find ourselves in terms of climate change and what’s our current trajectory if we carry on as we are?

 

Can we for definite, in your opinion, say that this year’s extreme weather can be linked to climate change?

 

But would you say that if we were still at 280 parts per million it would be much less likely that we would have had a summer like this?

 

Sometimes people talk about this idea of ‘a new normal’, that the basic conditions around us have changed. In terms of what’s happening in terms of the climate, how would you characterise the ‘new normal’ that we’re in given the rise we’ve had in emissions so far? ...


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WMO Annual statement confirms 2011 as 11th warmest on record

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How to feed the world in 2050: actions in a changing climate

To achieve food security in a changing climate, the global community must operate within three limits: the quantity of food that can be produced under a given climate; the quantity needed by a growing and changing population; and the effect of food production on the climate. At present the planet operates outside that safe space, as witnessed by the enormous number of people who are undernourished. If current trends in population growth, diets, crop yields and climate change continue, the world will still be outside this 'safe operating space' in 2050. Humanity must urgently work to enlarge the safe space and also move the planet into the safe space. The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change has a produced a set of concrete policy actions to transform the food system.

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