TV3 26 March, 2014 By Elaine Kurtenbach
Along with the enormous risks global warming poses for humanity are opportunities to improve public health and build a better world, says scientists gathered in Yokohama for a climate change conference.
The hundreds of scientists from 100 countries meeting in this Japanese port city are putting finishing touches on a massive report emphasising the gravity of the threat the changing climate poses for communities from the polar regions to the tropics.
“Although it focuses on a whole analytical and sometimes depressing view of the challenges we face, it also looks at the opportunities we face,” said Christopher B Field, the co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “This can not only help us to deal with climate change but ultimately build a better world.”