Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come

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In a recent meeting in Japan, climate experts warned world leaders and the UN that the worst of climate change has yet to come. Ice caps are melting more and more, and the temperature fluctuations are becoming greater and greater, with record snowfall as well as record heat waves. Oceanic species are going extinct and the Oceans are rising and growing more acidic which is threatening coastal communities, such as Miami, which experts predict might be underwater in around fifty years. In addition to all of this, the world’s food supplies are in danger of lessening since bees are now an endangered species, and if they were to go extinct, 60% or more of the worlds food would be gone since so many animals rely on the pollination that the bees do. The report stated that if emissions are allowed to continue there would be mass extinctions, and people would be displaced from where they live in mass numbers. President Obama is trying to use his executive power to limit the greenhouse gasses emitted by the USA. Climate change isn’t something that’s going to happen in the future, it’s happening now.

-Gabriella Vazquez-

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/science/earth/climate.html?ref=earth

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