Reducing the impact of climate change is a good investment.
The damage on people, infrastructure and ecosystems will be much worse than the cost of acting to reduce climate change right now.
by the University of East Anglia
- The damage created by climate change is interrelated, for example storms lead to rising sea levels that later impact poverty stricken areas.
“First, we have underestimated the sensitivity of natural and human systems to climate change, and the speed at which these changes are happening. Second, we have underappreciated the synergistic nature of climate threats – with the outcomes tending to be worse than the sum of the parts. This is resulting is rapid and comprehensive climate impacts, with growing damage to people, ecosystems, and livelihoods.” - Prof Hoegh-Guldberg
- Climate change is considered one of the leading factors why up to a million species will be at the risk of extinction in the near future.
“Tackling climate change is a tall order. However, there is no alternative from the perspective of human well-being - and too much at stake not to act urgently on this issue.” - Prof Hoegh-Guldberg