Robert Nicholls and colleagues at the University of Southampton have been analysing the effect of the impacts of climate change on global and regional scales. A recently published study analysed the beneficial effects of climate mitigation (a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions) to determine what impacts could be avoided and when. The study found that climate mitigation can largely reduce the adverse impacts of climate change, but for sea-level rise, these beneficial effects will not be felt until the end of the century. This research is part of the larger government funded study AVOID (http://www.avoid.uk.net/) which investigates the effects of dangerous climate change.
A link to the paper: “The AVOID programme’s new simulations of the global benefits of stringent climate change mitigation” is available at: