A new report released from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research reveals that global temperatures are expected to reach an increase of 4-degrees by the end of the century.  This prediction goes far beyond the 2-degree threshold that is necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change.  The report emphasizes that the effects of climate change will make development of third world regions considerably more difficult.  Sea levels are expected to rise by 50 to 100 centimeters and will acutely effect countries like India, Mexico, and the Philippines.

To learn more about the effect climate change will have on extreme weather events, read ACT’s report on Climate Change Adaptation and Extreme Weather.