"100 Million Will Die By 2030 If World Fails To Act on Climate: Report"

"More than 100 million people will die and global economic growth will be cut by 3.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday.

As global average temperatures rise due to greenhouse gas emissions, the effects on the planet, such as melting ice caps, extreme weather, drought and rising sea levels, will threaten populations and livelihoods, said the report conducted by humanitarian organization DARA.

It calculated that five million deaths occur each year from air pollution, hunger and disease as a result of climate change and carbon-intensive economies, and that toll would likely rise to six million a year by 2030 if current patterns of fossil fuel use continue."

Nina Chestney reports for Reuters September 26, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Climate Change Is Already Damaging Global Economy, Report Finds" (Guardian)

"Carpe Climate: House Dems Seize Extreme Summer To Attack GOP" (Climate Desk)
 

Thursday, September 27, 2012