The leaked news from this week's Japan gathering of climate scientists on the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is even worse than all the earlier climate change news that somehow - oh foolish arrogant species - has yet to effect the change it warrants: The dangers of a warming Earth are immediate and human, likely prompting hunger, disease, drought, flooding, refugees and war, and we are not prepared for any of it. The report uses one word over 5,000 times: risk. "It's not far-...
Even with ambitious global efforts to limit emissions, the study warns, "the increase in the frequency and extent of adverse weather extremes and related shocks on the production side would be unprecedented."
"A new generation of solutions is emerging, but nowhere near fast enough."
"In many parts of the world," said one researcher, "changes in groundwater...
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