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Coastal communities to brace for climate change, says UN study

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Members of Greenpeace make a performance using a giant inflatable life ring, in a beach of Cancun Mexico, on December 10, 2010 during the COP16 United Nations Climate Change conference. RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s climate is already showing signs of climate change, including rising sea levels, extreme weather and animal migration.

That's according to the latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released today in Yokohama, Japan. Some of the most dire warnings concern the impact on oceans and coastal communities – which could mean big changes for those living on the West Coast. 

For more, we’re joined by Dr. Camilo Mora, geographer at the University of Hawaii.

RELATED: The IPCC's Fifth Assessment report on climate change.

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