Identifying climate impact hotspots across sectorsOne out of ten people on Earth is likely to live in a climate impact hotspot by the end of this century, if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated. Many more are put at risk in a worst-case scenario of the combined impacts on crop yields, water availability, ecosystems, and health, according to a study now published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) including BGC-author Ryan Pavlick. It identifies the Amazon region, the Mediterranean and East Africa as regions that might experience severe change in multiple sectors.
Article: Piontek, F., Müller, C., Pugh, T.A.M, et al. (2013): Multisectoral climate impacts in a warming world. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (early online edition) [DOI:10.1073/pnas.1222471110]
Weblink to the article once it is published: www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1222471110