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IPCC report on climate change: stronger focus on adaptation to past events, versus preparing for future change

10:58 AM MDT | March 31, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) says, in a report published today, the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. The world, in many cases, is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate, according to IPCC. The report, “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability,” from working group II of IPCC, details the effect of climate change to date, future risks from a changing climate, and the opportunities for effective action to reduce risks. The authors also...

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