Earlier this week, governments from around the world approved an extensive report summary by climate scientists involved in the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The report detailed how the global environment's changing conditions will effect ecologies and economies alike - and included policy recomendations for country leaders.
Below are some excerpts from the report.
Part of the report talks about what can be done: donating money to poor, at-risk countries for climate adaptation policies, reducing carbon pollution and preparing for changes with smarter development.
Can the world limit the consequences of climate change?
Is the debate shifting from mitigation to adaptation?
Should richer countries give poorer countries money to help adapt?
We consulted a panel of experts for the Inside Story.
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