Rising global temperatures bring dire threats, such as floods, heat-related injuries, water scarcity, and hunger, making up to 3.6 billion people – nearly half of the world’s population – highly vulnerable to climate change.
That’s according to a major report, released Monday, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – a UN body that recruits hundreds of scientists from across the globe to summarize years of research on the climate crisis.
“We are in an emergency headed for a disaster,” Inger Andersen, executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, said at a Monday press conference.
“Climate change isn’t lurking around the corner ready to pounce,” she said, adding, “It’s already upon us, raining down blows on billions of people.”
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