Nobody will escape the effects of climate change, UN warns

A United Nations panel today said that the effects of climate change are already being felt across the globe, warning in a major report that they will likely be “severe, pervasive, and irreversible” in the years to come. The report, released by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), concludes that rising global temperatures are already having clear impacts on agriculture, human health, and water supplies across all continents, oceans, and ecosystems.

These effects will become more severe over time, the panel added, putting food supplies, infrastructure, and economies at serious risk. The IPCC noted that poor countries would be especially hard hit, due to lower crop yields and tighter water supplies, though it…

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