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Extreme rising seas could wipe out assets worth $14 trillion by 2100

Extreme rising seas could wipe out assets worth $14 trillion by 2100

×Coastal floods wrought by rising seas could affect tens of millions more people and cause trillions of dollars of harm by the end of the century if the world fails to prevent the worst-case climate change scenario, according to a new analysis.The area of land globally at risk from coastal flooding could increase by almost half by 2100 as sea level rises put more homes, roads and other infrastructure in the firing line. Asia and north-west Europe are anticipated to be hit hardest.However, this worst-case scenario assumes humanity pumps out high levels of carbon dioxide, implements no flood...

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Renewable energy will be world's main power source by 2040, says BP

Renewable energy will be world's main power source by 2040, says BP

sources will be the world’s main source of power within two decades and are establishing a foothold in the global energy system faster than any fuel in history, according to BP.The UK-based oil company said wind, solar and other renewables will account for about 30% of the world’s electricity supplies by 2040, up from 25% in BP’s 2040 estimates last year, and about 10% today.In regions such as Europe, the figure will be as high as 50% by 2040. The speed of growth was without parallel, the company said in its .While oil took almost 45 years to go from 1% of global energy to 10%, and gas took...

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