Denialists scoff that 2º Celsius could cause disaster, say wait to see. But is it too late already?
350 dot org (@350) November 06, 2012
The report concludes that “governments and businesses can no longer assume that a two-degree warming world is the default scenario”, and urges greater planning to cope with the disruptive effects that more unpredictable and extreme weather will have on supply chains, long-term assets, and infrastructure, particularly in coastal or low-lying regions.
Meanwhile, businesses in carbon-intensive sectors must also anticipate “invasive regulation” and the possibility of stranded assets, said Jonathan Grant, director of sustainability and climate change at PwC.
“Resilience will become a watchword in the boardroom – to policy responses as well as to the climate,” he said. “More radical and disruptive policy reactions in the medium term could lead to high-carbon assets being stranded.
“The new reality is a much more challenging future in terms of planning, financing and predictability,” Grant added. “The challenge now is to implement gigatonne-scale reductions across the economy, in power generation, energy-efficiency, transport and industry, as well as REDD+ in forested nations.”
- World headed for 6°C of warming, says new study (rtcc.org)
- PwC analysis finds meeting 2 C warming target would require “unprecedented and sustained” reductions over four decades (greencarcongress.com)
- PwC: Supply Chains Threatened by Six-Degree Global Warming (environmentalleader.com)
- We Need to Pull Carbon Out of the Atmosphere to Save The Planet (rashidfaridi.wordpress.com)
- Climate change helped make Hurricane Sandy more destructive (caribbean360.com)
- Hurricane Sandy a Taste of More Extreme Weather to Come (ipsnews.net)