Environment

Brazil set to be devastated by climate change

A new IPCC report shows how rising sea levels, floods, and droughts will impact the country if emissions continue to rise

Droughts will become increasingly more common in the Amazon
Droughts will become increasingly more common in the Amazon. Photo: Juan Diaz/iShoot/Folhapress)

A sweeping new UN-sponsored review of climate science published Monday shows global temperatures are rising faster than at any other point in the past 2,000 years — and that atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were higher in 2019 than at any time in at least 2 million years.

The report, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says the world will cross a crucial temperature threshold (a rise of around 1.5 degrees Celsius) as early as 2030, one decade sooner than expected. Moreover, some devastating consequences of global warming are now unavoidable.

For South America, the impact might be...

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