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BY JASMINE BAILEY


A new report claims if the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced— a “doomsday scenario” could be in our not-so-distant future.
 

Here's the BBC.


“A World Bank report has warned that global temperature could rise by 4 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.”


The Daily Buzz Reports: 


“The report says if we don’t do something now by 2100 coral reefs ecosystems will disappear, sea levels will rise up by three feet and the 22nd century will be characterized by wild weather, drought and famine...”


The report is called “Turn Down the Heat.” It claims other effects could include:


The report also predicts the poorest people in the world will pay the highest price because of their inability to adapt to a drastic climate change.  A writer for Think Progress says…


“Countries that are poorer and less technologically advanced will surely suffer the worst consequences of climate change, as evidenced by the way such areas are hit by natural disasters”


President of World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, explains the implications on future generations.


“I have a 3-year-old son and when he’s my age he could be living in a completely different world. One in which we don’t have enough food to feed the population, one in which cities are inundated with water…”


World Bank is currently helping 130 countries mitigate climate change. 

World Bank Report Predicts Climate-Changed 'Doomsday'

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Nov 19, 2012

World Bank Report Predicts Climate-Changed 'Doomsday'

 

(Image source: Care2)


BY JASMINE BAILEY


A new report claims if the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced— a “doomsday scenario” could be in our not-so-distant future.
 

Here's the BBC.


“A World Bank report has warned that global temperature could rise by 4 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.”


The Daily Buzz Reports: 


“The report says if we don’t do something now by 2100 coral reefs ecosystems will disappear, sea levels will rise up by three feet and the 22nd century will be characterized by wild weather, drought and famine...”


The report is called “Turn Down the Heat.” It claims other effects could include:

  • Extreme heat waves during almost all summer months that would be specifically pinpointed in the Mediterranean, North Africa, Middle East and parts of the United States.
  • Severe impacts on agriculture, water resources, human health, biodiversity and ecosystem
  • Which could lead to large-scale displacement of populations


The report also predicts the poorest people in the world will pay the highest price because of their inability to adapt to a drastic climate change.  A writer for Think Progress says…


“Countries that are poorer and less technologically advanced will surely suffer the worst consequences of climate change, as evidenced by the way such areas are hit by natural disasters”


President of World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, explains the implications on future generations.


“I have a 3-year-old son and when he’s my age he could be living in a completely different world. One in which we don’t have enough food to feed the population, one in which cities are inundated with water…”


World Bank is currently helping 130 countries mitigate climate change. 

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