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Developing Countries’ Climate Change Adaptation Costs May Double $100 Billion per Year by 2050

Global climate is on track for changes including a greater than 2°C rise in average temperature, and that’s going to result in adaptation costs for developing countries well above the World Bank’s 2°C estimate of $70 billion by 2020 and as much as $100 billion per year by 2050, according to a report produced by ActionAid, Care, GermanWatch and WWF, which in a report introduced at the Bonn Climate Change Conference urge government leaders to adopt a set of policies to scale up and accelerate climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts.

Is the International Target of 2 Degrees Warming a “Pipe Dream?”

An Australian researchers sees the nonbinding agreement among industrialized nations to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius as a “pipe dream” given their modest commitment to mid-term emissions reductions.

New MIT Study Shows Risks of Climate Change Doubled from Previous Assessment If No Action Taken Now

MIT has released a new study showing that risks of non-action in mitigating climate change could make expected temperature rise twice as bad as expected by the end of the century.