The reality of climate change is that we’ve all got to see the bigger picture! –
The countries that did the least to cause climate change are already projected to absorb the worst of its impacts, from sea level rise to devastating heat waves.
Now, researchers at the universities of Exeter, Wageningen and Montpellier have discovered another “unfair pattern,” a University of Exeter press release reported Thursday.
If no effort is made to curb carbon dioxide emissions and global temperatures continue to rise this century, poorer, tropical countries will suffer more temperature swings.”The countries that have contributed least to climate change, and have the least economic potential to cope with the impacts are facing the largest increases in temperature variability,” lead author Dr. Sebastian Bathiany of Wageningen University said in the press release.
The study, published May 2 in ScienceAdvances, found that temperature variability would increase by about 15 percent per degree of warming in Southern Africa and the Amazon region and 10 percent in the Sahel region of Africa, India and Southeast Asia.