This week the IPCC published its long-awaited report into how climate change is affecting the oceans and cryosphere (icy landscapes). In summary, the scientists agree that the oceans are already changing, sea levels are rising and, as most humans live near coastlines, societies will all need to adapt to these new, often dangerous conditions. The best approach remains global mitigation of the causes of warming: curbing our greenhouse gas emissions.
I wrote recently about the affects of global warming on Earth’s Third Pole. And I also explored what the world might be like if we reach 4C degrees of warming (above preindustrial levels), and how we might survive this. Spoiler: it’s better now.