The Okanagan will have considerably hotter summers, along with warmer winters and longer growing seasons, according to a new climate change report. Santos Climate Change Report 2020 Introduction Technology advances and choices by consumers and businesses to use energy more eiciently can moderate growth in energy demand even as the economy expands, allowing society to do more with less, which is vital to address climate change. Report Summary Our latest national survey finds that, in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, American public opinion about climate change has remained steady and, in some cases, reached all-time highs. An animation of a GISS (Goddard Institute for Space Studies) climate model simulation made for the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report, showing five-year averaged surface air temperature anomalies in degrees Celsius from 1880 to 2100.
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By Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder , Staff Writer Oct. 11, 2019 The authors call on States to make more concrete commitments to address the challenge. The 750 respondents to the WEF’s 2020 Global Risks Perception Survey ranked extreme weather events, climate action failure, natural disasters, biodiversity loss and human-made environmental disasters the top five most likely risks for the global economy this year – ahead of data fraud, cyberattacks, water crisis, global governance failure and assets bubbles. The Bank Group’s Climate Change Action Plan (2016-2020) lays out ambitious targets to be met by 2020, including helping client countries add 30 gigawatts of renewable energy, put in place early warning systems for 100 million people, and develop climate-smart agriculture investment plans for at least 40 countries.