November 19, 2012

World Bank warns of economic effect of climate change

US News - The World Bank warned that if climate change isn't stopped or slowed down, the global economy will suffer greatly.

The report, titled "Turn Down the Heat," envisions a world that is warmer by an average of 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit). According to Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, the report is meant to "shock [the world] into action."

"A 4 degree Celsius world is so different from the current one that it comes with high uncertainty and new risks that threaten our ability to anticipate and plan for future adaptation needs," he writes.

A global temperature increase like one estimated by the World Bank would lead to "the inundation of coastal cities; increasing risks for food production, potentially leading to higher malnutrition rates; many dry regions becoming dryer, wet regions wetter; unprecedented heat waves in many regions," water scarcity, and more natural disasters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The World Bank warned that if climate change isn't stopped or slowed down, the global economy will suffer greatly.

I suppose you could say that the deaths of 80% or more of the people (of all species) whose lives and work create the economy would be a problem, yes.

Speaking of people who can only see nails because all they have is a hammer.... Stupid pillocks.