|Even if some measures are taken, the effect will continue accumulating for centuries.
The impacts of even a small increase in temperature are expected to be significant, particularly in certain regions. Effects are expected to include:
- Flooding in low-lying coastal areas
- Wetter, warmer winters and dryer, hotter summers in the Northern Hemisphere
- More extreme weather conditions worldwide (storms, drought, heavy rainfall)
The impact will be far-reaching and will affect not only the humans but also the wildlife and their ecosystems on the planet; those that are able to adapt will survive, those that cannot won't.
To stabilise the atmosphere, deep reductions are required; the UK and other EU countries are committed to a 60% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050.