No one is immune

March 29. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) in its latest report warns of the approach of unprecedented scope and natural disasters. It is reported by Associated Press. The greatest danger they pose to the densely populated regions, but no one in the world can not be completely safe. The main causes of these disasters scientists call climate change due to human activities, population growth and poverty.

In the past, a group of mostly placed the emphasis on low temperature rise of water in the oceans as part of global warming. This year's report concerns private, but it is much more noticeable change in the weather, damage is estimated at $ 80 billion annually. "Usually we perceive through any weather anomalies. That's when we suffer a disaster. In these cases, the insurance shall be paid compensation. In these cases, there is a risk of disaster. Already there are a number of regions at risk. It's not just poor areas — disaster can happen anywhere, "- said Chris Field (Chris Field), an ecologist at the Carnegie Institution (Carnegie Institution), Washington, United States, and one of the authors of the report.

Scientists say that in some parts of the world, for example in the city of Mumbai (Mumbai), India, there is a risk that they will become uninhabitable due to flooding and torrential rains and rising sea levels. This danger exists for Miami, Shanghai, Bangkok, Guanzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Yangon and Calcutta. Residents of small island states will be forced to leave their homes because of rising sea levels. "Making the decision to use some kind of action is incredibly difficult. I believe that in the future, the international community will face an even greater number of natural disasters, "- said Chris Field.

Last year, Rajendra Pachauri (Rajendra Pachauri), one of the world's leading climate scientists said that the governments of developed countries should not wait for the next UN climate report, and should take immediate steps to prevent the irreversible effects of global climate change. He warned the international community that the common goal — to prevent global temperatures rise more than 2 ° C, compared to pre-industrial levels — is becoming less and less within reach. "To carry out this plan, the peak concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere must be achieved no later than 2015," — he says. As we can see, climatologist admonitions were not heeded.

Source: Around the World

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