Talking about Crop Failures and Drought Within Our Children’s Lifetimes | CommonDreams.org

 

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Crop Failures and Drought Within Our Children’s Lifetimes | CommonDreams.org

Children today are likely to reach old age in a world that is 4C warmer, where the 10,000-year certainties of the global climate can no longer be relied on, and widespread crop failures, drought, flooding and mass migration of the dispossessed become a part of everyday life. This dire scenario could come as early as the 2060s – well within the lifetime of today’s young people. It could mark the point when, for the first time since the end of the Ice Age, human civilisation has to cope with a highly unstable and unpredictable global climate. A series of detailed scientific assessments of this possible "four-degree world", published today, documents for the first time the immense problems posed if the average global temperature rises by 4C above pre-industrial levels – a possibility that many experts believe is increasingly likely.

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