Climate Change: Happening Faster and More Extreme – summary of recent research

  • New research suggests human-caused emissions will lead to bigger impacts on heat and extreme weather, and sooner than the IPCC warned just three years ago.

  • Increasingly, the science suggests that many of the impacts are occurring earlier and with greater amplitude than was predicted….We have literally, in the space of a year, doubled our assessment of the potential sea level rise we could see by the end of this century. That is simply remarkable. And it is sobering.”