The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that if emissions remain high, by 2100, temperatures would have risen by more than 2 degrees - and up to 4.8 degrees - breaching a threshold that was agreed by governments as limiting the worst impacts of climate change, the Age reported.
The report found that heatwaves are going to be more frequent and last longer and most wet regions will get more rainfall and most dry regions less.
The report also said that glaciers and ice sheets will continue to shrink, and the sea level is going to rise more quickly.
Qin Dahe, co-chair of the IPCC working group that tabled the report, said that the atmosphere and ocean have warmed, and the amount of snow and ice has diminished, the global mean sea level has risen and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have gone up.
These findings of the report have been based on multiple lines of independent evidence and much of it is new since the IPCC's previous report in 2007.
The IPCC report took about six years to make and more than 800 scientists from around the world came together to pull it off.
--ANI (Posted on 27-09-2013)