Not a pretty picture – well done world!

I’m not usually one to pay much attention to “leaked draft reports” from the IPCC because they are just drafts, but I doubt there will be many changes given the Working Group 2  ‘Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability’ report is due out by the end of this month. It’s not difficult to imagine that the writers for the movie “Elysium” had a sneak peak.

The Working Group II summary of thousands of peer-reviewed papers, predicts crop yields will fall by 2 per cent per decade until 2100 leading to a 20% rise in malnutrition arounfd the world.

Hundreds of millions of people are expected to be displaced, increasing the risk of violent conflict. Trillions of dollars are expected to be wiped from the global economy. Sea level rise will force mass migration across low lying areas of southern and eastern Asia raising the chances of conflict.

As usual, it will be the poor and underpriveleged who will bear the brunt of these future conditions. The wealthy, those responsible for most of the climate change, will just but their way out of trouble, like in Elysium. They should however, take heed of how that movie ends.


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