New report : Climate change will lead to ‘social breakdown and outright chaos’ if countries don’t increase their climate commitments | GBRI

Climate change

A new research has warned that if countries across the world do not take drastic measures to curtail their carbon emissions and increase their commitments under the Paris climate agreement, climate change could lead to ‘social breakdown and outright chaos’ by 2050 displacing more than a billion people and leaving two billion with minimal access to water.

The new assessment comes from the Melbourne, Australia-based think tank Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration and was written by Breakthrough’s research director David Spratt and former Royal Dutch Shell senior executive Ian Dunlop.

The authors use the dire scenario outlined in the report to call for a massive international mobilization towards a zero-emissions economy on the scale of efforts seen during World War II.

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