Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Climate Change Poverty

If you're making a list of negative effects of climate change, here's another you can add - poverty.

I was visiting the Make Poverty History website, and read that due to climate change:
- crop yields in Africa are projected to fall 20%
- already 5 million illnesses and 150,000 deaths occur each year
- by 2050 there will be 200 million environmental refugees

It does seem incredibly unfair that the rich of the world caused the bulk of the problem, while others suffer the consequences (even moreso than us).

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