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Climate change may see 143M displaced

The worsening impact of climate change could force more than 143 million people to move within their countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America regions, said a report issued by the World Bank on late Monday. 
 
The report -- titled Groundswell – Preparing for Internal Climate Migration -- said the three regions represent 55 percent of the developing world’s population.
 
 

UN climate chief urges radical clean-up of oil, gas industry

Source : Reuters / 04 Apr 2014

The U.N.'s climate chief called on the oil and gas industry on Thursday to make a drastic shift to a clean, low-carbon future or risk having to leave three-quarters of fossil fuel reserves in the ground.

"The time for experimentation, for marginal changes and for conditional response is now over," Christiana Figueres told the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) in a speech in London.

 

100 mln will die by 2030 if world fails to act on climate: report

Source : Reuters | 26 Sep 2012

More than 100 million people will die and global economic growth will be cut by 3.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday.

As global average temperatures rise due to greenhouse gas emissions, the effects on the planet, such as melting ice caps, extreme weather, drought and rising sea levels, will threaten populations and livelihoods, said the report conducted by humanitarian organisation DARA.

 

God, Money and Planet Earth

By Robert Koehler | Iviews | 23 Jun 2012

Earth hovers on the brink of ecological catastrophe - actually, 20 years closer to the brink than it was at the first global climate summit, in 1992.

 
 

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