"Warming Report Sees Violent, Sicker, Poorer Future"

"Starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease already lead to human tragedies. They're likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change, a leaked draft of an international scientific report forecasts."

"The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will issue a report next March on how global warming is already affecting the way people live and what will happen in the future, including a worldwide drop in income. A leaked copy of a draft of the summary of the report appeared online Friday on a climate skeptic's website. Governments will spend the next few months making comments about the draft.

'We've seen a lot of impacts and they've had consequences,' Carnegie Institution climate scientist Chris Field, who heads the report, told The Associated Press on Saturday. 'And we will see more in the future.'

Cities, where most of the world now lives, have the highest vulnerability, as do the globe's poorest people."

Seth Borenstein reports for the Associated Press November 2, 2013.


"Global Warming Seen Taking Toll on Economy, Health, Crops" (Bloomberg)

"Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies" (New York Times)

Source: AP, 11/04/2013