Climate Change Could Force 100 Million More Into Poverty
A new report from the World Bank predicts 100 million more people will be living below the poverty line by 2030 due to impacts of climate change.By Katie Link | November 8, 2015
According to the World Bank, there are 702 million people living in poverty today. And because of climate change, that number could jump by 100 million by 2030.
The World Bank released a new report Sunday warning if the world doesn't act on climate change, it will be impossible to eradicate poverty.
The report looked at how climate change could affect people with limited resources by analyzing the impact of climate change on agriculture and ecosystems, natural disasters and global health issues.