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Why is the IPCC Still Being Quoted?

How often has it been, you know, right?

As the new IPCC report shows, climate change is a far greater threat to food security than any proposed climate action. Consider the following estimates from the report:

10%-25%: Projected increase in losses in global yields of rice, maize and wheat per degree of warming

$63 billion: Cost of losses and adaptation to crops with 1.5°C of warming

$128 billion: Cost of losses and adaptation to crops with 3°C of warming

5%: Decline in marine animal biomass for every 1°C of warming

2: Multiple by which marine heat waves are estimated to have increased in frequency between 1982 and 2016

550 million: Number of agricultural workers and small-scale fishers around the world who face significant losses above 1.5°C of warming

Graph showing average global temperature from 1880.

10%-25%: Projected increase in losses in global yields of rice, maize and wheat per degree of warming

Graph showing US corn yields from 1866.
Graph showing long-term wheat yields for many countries.

5%: Decline in marine animal biomass for every 1°C of warming

Graph showing seafood production since 1960

2: Multiple by which marine heat waves are estimated to have increased in frequency between 1982 and 2016

Graph of annual heat wave index for United States

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Tomm Carr

A retired software engineer who hates retirement with a passion. My hobbies are economics, philosophy and futurism.