World Bank Report on Climate Change

CNN article about new World Bank study: Climate change could create 100 million poor, over half a billion homeless

The study found that rising global temperatures stand to push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty in the next 15 years, with sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia most at risk.

Climate-related “shocks” are already impeding efforts to reduce poverty, it said, particularly through crop losses, food price shocks and other impacts on agriculture, which is the main source of income for most poor families.

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One Response to World Bank Report on Climate Change

  1. How ironic that another World Bank study found that for the first time in all of recorded history less than 10% of the world’s population live in extreme poverty? Oh, and satellite images are showing that large swaths of sub-Saharan Africa (especially the Sahel) are actually greening. Enough reason to take this report with at least a pinch (maybe a whole shaker full) of salt?

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