UN Report Warns Of 'Irreversible Impacts' Due To Climate Change04:51

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The United Nation's International Panel on Climate Change released its fifth report on climate change today.

The report details recent impacts of climate-related extremes such as wildfires, droughts and floods and predicts the vulnerability of human and natural resources, including a stress on crops and water resources.

But amidst the dire warnings, scientists write that how governments and humans choose to adapt to climate change could dramatically affect the risk to communities.

Professor Gary Yohe of Wesleyan University joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the details of the report.


  • Gary Yohe, Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University

This segment aired on March 31, 2014.