The global mean temperature is 0.8°C higher today than in pre-industrial times. The impacts on weather, water and sea level will continue to increase in severity as the global temperature rises.
The recent US and China climate change accord spells opportunity and risk, but should give more oomph to the UN talks towards a global climate deal in Paris.
The World Bank this week published a report on impact of climate change which suggests dramatic consequences if more is not done to slow global warming.
Growth potential for decades.