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Severe climate risks upgraded from “red” to newly added “purple” – Salon.com

The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report previously used the color red in its risk diagram to represent areas most threatened by rising temperatures. Purple was added after concluding that “unique and threatened systems” like coral reefs and small island states are more vulnerable to the changing climate than could be accurately represented by the old diagram.

Severe climate risks upgraded from “red” to newly added “purple” – Salon.com.

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Written by uocemagna

September 13, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Posted in Sustainability

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