Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, IPCC
Bangkok Floods 2011. Wat Arun, 30 October 2011. Caption and Photo source: ©© Philip Roeland.
Climate change is amplifying risks from drought, floods, storms and rising seas, threatening all countries but small island states, poor nations and arid regions in particular, UN experts international panel of climate scientists warned in a report issued Wednesday.
The IPCC report was drawn up by 220 scientists and economists from 62 countries, who pored over thousands of published studies. Their draft was then submitted to external review by experts and governments, drawing nearly 19,000 comments in three rounds of consultation.
The report pointed in particular at coastal megacities…