Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal

The data show that dramatic climate changes, heat and weather extremes are already impacting people, damaging crops and coastlinesm and putting food, water, and energy security at risk. Across the three regions studied in this report, record-breaking temperatures are occurring more frequently, rainfall has increased in intensity in some places, while drought-prone regions are getting dryer.f the planet continues warming to 4°C, climatic conditions, heat and other weather extremes considered highly unusual or unprecedented today would become the new climate normal—a world of increased risks and instability.

Date Published
2014, November

Author Adams, Sophie; Aich, Valentin; Albrecht, Torsten; Baarsch, Florent; Boit, Alice; Canales Trujillo, Nella; Cartsburg, Matti; Coumou, Dim; Eden, Alexander; Fader, Marianela; Hare, Bill; Hoff, Holger; Jobbins, Guy; Jones, Lindsey; Kit, Oleksandr; Krummenauer, Linda; Langerwisch, Fanny; Le Masson, Virginie; Ludi, Eva; Marcus, Rachel; Mengel, Matthias; Mosello, Beatrice; Möhring, Jacob; Norton, Andrew; Otto, Ilona M.; Perette, Mahé; Pereznieto, Paola; Rammig, Anja; Reckien, Diana; Reinhardt, Julia; Reyer, Christopher; Robinson, Alex; Rocha, Marcia; Sakschewski, Boris; Schaeffer, Michiel; Schaphoff, Sibyll; Schewe, Jacob; Schleussner, Carl-Friedrich; Serdeczny, Olivia; Stagl, Judith; Thonicke, Kirsten; Waha, Katharina; World Bank;

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