We’re not ready.

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The world is not ready for the impacts of climate change, including more extreme weather and the likelihood that populated parts of the planet could be rendered uninhabitable, says the planet’s leading body of climate scientists in a major new UN report.

The new report, from a body known as the UN panel’s Working Group II, warns that the world is close to missing a chance to limit the global warming that has occurred since the Industrial Revolution.

“There is potential for crossing a threshold that leads to large system changes, and that’s a very unknown world that has severe consequences,” says Kelly Levin, a scientist who studies climate change impacts at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C..

Read more here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140331-ipcc-report-global-warming-climate-change-science/

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