Climate change a threat to security, food and humankind - IPCC report

A United Nations report raised the threat of climate change to a whole new level on Monday, warning of sweeping consequences to life and livelihood.

The report from the UN's intergovernmental panel on climate change concluded that climate change was already having effects in real time: melting sea ice and thawing permafrost in the Arctic, killing off coral reefs in the oceans, and leading to heat waves, heavy rains and mega-disasters.

See more on what should be 'hair on fire' news at The Guardian or through Google news.

And what will we do about it? Diddly squat

Amazingly, we will just go about business as usual, reading the news and shrugging, unable to figure out how we as individuals can deal with something of this magnitude. Yet when we next get around to voting, will the climate get any attention, more than Obamacare, gun rights, taxes or potholes for that matter? Probably not, not until our roads burst into flames and our homes are washed out to sea.

Read more | March 15, 2015



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