Up to three billion people could lose access to clean water supplies because global temperatures cannot now be stopped from rising by 4C.
We will reach a tipping point from which temperatures will go up even faster. The world will then start to look very different.”
this could lead to the creation of “ghost states” whose governments-in-exile would rule over scattered citizens and land lost to rising seas.
Researchers such as Richard Betts, head of climate impacts at the Met Office, calculate that a 4C rise could occur in less than 50 years, with melting of ice sheets and rising sea levels.
Devastating changes to sea levels, rainfall, water supplies, weather systems and crop yield