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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Climate change affects everyone regardless of national boundaries and as such is a truly global challenge. It is often the poorest and most vulnerable who experience the significant impacts of climate change which include rising temperatures and sea levels, changing rainfall patterns and more frequent and extreme natural disasters. Any progress made towards sustainable development can be set back by these processes. Understanding past processes that have affected the climate can help to predict what will have happen in the future. In this way strategies could be developed that could reduce the impacts of short and long-term environmental change.