Society ‘to be hit by climate change’

Prof Richard Tol predicts the downsides of warming will outweigh the advantages with a global warming of 1.1C – which has nearly been reached already.Prof Tol is regarded by many campaigners as a climate “sceptic”.He has previously highlighted the positive effects of CO2 in fertilising crops and forests.His work is widely cited by climate contrarians.”Most people would argue that slight warming is probably beneficial for human welfare on net, if you measure it in dollars, but more pronounced warming is probably a net negative,” Prof Tol told the BBC Radio 4 series Changing Climate.

Source: Society ‘to be hit by climate change’ – BBC News

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