Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Climate Change And Social Justice

The typhoon that has devastated the Philippines has highlighted one of the bad features about global warming.  This article summarizes a report by the World Bank which shows that the harm from global warming will be unequally shared between rich and poor nations.  The biggest impacts will occur in the world's poorest nations, and they are less able to protect themselves from harm.  The typhoon that hit the Philippines may not have been caused by global warming but scientists predict that one of the features of global warming will higher intensity storms like the typhoon that may have killed over 10,000 in the Philippines.  The loss of life and economic potential in the Philippines has been severe and they do not have the capability to deal with the losses that they are experiencing.

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