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Climate Change and the Poor

If urgent steps are not taken, climate change will reverse decades of growth in the developing countries.

 

Climate change is an emergency that has been affecting the planet and its inhabitants, human, plant, and animal, in big and small ways. However, it has affected the poor disproportionately and has had a greater impact on the poor and developing nations.

The earlier widely held belief that climate change is a gradual, slow-moving phenomenon has been belied by an October 2018 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations, Global Warming of 1.5°C. The report estimates that “even a 1.5 degree increase could push tens of millions of people into poverty.”

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Updated On : 6th Feb, 2019

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