Due to Climate Change, Could Add 100 Million Poor People

Bogor, November 11, 2015

The results of a study was conducted by the World Bank stated that global warming could add 100 million poor people around the world in the next 15 years. This condition will happen if nothing is done for greater efforts to prevent carbon emissions.

The report released on Sunday (8/11), the World Bank urged "rapid development, inclusive and environmental friendly along with emission cuts" to protect the most vulnerable citizens in the world.

The report titled "Shockwaves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty" was published ahead of the climate change conference that will take place on 30 November in Paris, France. United Nations warned last week that promises many industrial countries to reduce carbon emissions is not ambitious enough to prevent the crisis.

The world is expected to limit the rise in atmospheric temperature by two degrees Celsius in this century. However, the Environment Agency of the United Nations (UNEP) said the level of carbon emission reduction promised many developed countries today - if fulfilled - will only fill one third of the required long-term targets until 2030.

The World Bank report said that climate change will increase the mass migration of the poor in the affected area so it will weigh on the places of their destination.

The World Bank study also warns that as many as 150 million more poor people will be at risk of malaria, diarrhea, and impaired physical growth. In addition, the increase in temperature can trigger a rise in food prices in many parts of Africa up to 12 percent in 2030.


Source: voaindonesia.com (091115)