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Climate impacts to drastically worsen - IPCC

Climate impacts to drastically worsen - IPCC

Updated 1 April 2014, 11:08 AEDT

The world's leading climate science organisation has brought out one of its most explicits warnings yet of the reality and dangers of climate change.

The report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - the IPCC - highlights huge threats to the planet's environment, economics and food production.

It says and I quote: "Throughout the 21st century, climate-change impacts are projected to slow down economic growth, make poverty more difficult, further erode food security, and prolong existing and create new poverty traps, the latter particularly in urban areas and emerging hot spots of hunger,"

For Australia the report warns of the risk of native species extinctions, and serious damage to the Great Barrier Reef.

Presenter: Jake Sturmer

Speaker: Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair, IPCC; Michel Jarraud, World Meteorological Association; Professor Lesley Hughes, lead author, Australasia chapter; Alex Shilton, Victorian Alpine Resorts Coordinating Council, Nick Rowley, former Britisg government advisor; Tony Abbott, Prime Minister;

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