Poverty

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the poor. This means, in part, pro­vid­ing poor peo­ple with so­cial safety nets and univer­sal health care. Th­ese ef­forts will need to be cou­pled with tar­geted cli­mate re­silience mea­sures, such as the in­tro­duc­tion of heat re­sis­tant crops and dis­as­ter pre­pared­ness sys­tems.”

The re­port shows that with­out this type of devel­op­ment, cli­mate change could force more than 100 mln peo­ple into ex­treme poverty by 2030. But with rapid, in­clu­sive devel­op­ment that is adapted to chang­ing cli­mate con­di­tions, most of th­ese i mpacts can be pre­vented.

Re­ports of this sort have a his­tory of be­ing ig­nored. There is no rea­son to be­lieve this one will be any dif­fer­ent. (Source: 24/7 Wall St.com)

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