UN Report on Global Warming Warns of "Severe and Irreversible" Changes
Yesterday, the U.N. released a new report on climate change. Basically, we're fucked: According to the report, the damage from global warming is likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible" and will almost certainly lead to environmental and economic disaster, including widespread famine in the
world's poorer countries.
"Throughout the 21st century, climate-change impacts are projected to slow down economic growth, make poverty reduction more difficult, further erode food security, and prolong existing and create new poverty traps, the latter particularly in urban areas and emerging hot spots of hunger," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s report said.
The report, based on more than 1,200 peer-reviewed studies, placed special emphasis on climate change's effect on the ability of farmers in poorer countries to grow food, especially in warmer areas or along... LINK
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