The World Bank is seriously concerned about the future climate

November 19. As the saying goes in the report (PDF-file) of the World Bank, increase in temperature of 4 ° C will feel the every nation, every state, but especially such a test would be difficult for the poorest countries, which will be self hardest to deal with the lack of food, sea level rise, cyclones and drought.

The global lender on the development now takes a stricter stance on the integration of climate change into development programs. According to the head of the World Bank, poverty and not be able to cope if not loans climate change. And it is at this moment is one of the only and the huge challenge of social justice.

The international financial organization is very concerned that the development of the world can go under the scenario of climate warming by 4 ° C by 2060, the ninth year. But this scenario is quite plausible, since climate change is already noticeable: Arctic sea ice reached a record low in September, and periods of extreme heat and drought az recent decades occurred in North America and Russia more often than expected.

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Soon such extreme weather can be a "new normal", especially if not all countries to fulfill their pledges and commitments in relation to climate stability and the fight against greenhouse gases. But even with the intact following their promises peace inevitably heats up by more than 3 ° is the year 2100. In Bangladesh and Vietnam, there will be massive flooding and the water level rise of 1 meter. Yields and fields of pure unsalted water will decrease, causing hunger and poverty.

This would result from a drought that will cover the area of the Earth from the Middle East to the United States. In the warmest summer month, July, the Mediterranean is 9 ° C warmer than today, which can be compared with the current temperature in the Libyan desert. The combined impact of all these changes could be even worse conceive and unpredictable effects which people may not be able to adapt.

The World Bank intends to continue on the path to maintain sustainable development, taking into account climate change, which recognize 97% of scientists around the world. Even last year, the bank doubled its funding for countries seeking to adapt to these changes, and now manages $ 7.2 billion in climate-related investment funds in 48 countries.

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A World Bank study comes as almost 200 nations will meet in Doha, Qatar, from November 26 until December 7 to try to extend the Kyoto Protocol, the existing plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions by developed countries, which runs until the end of the year.

Bank representatives in earnest hope that such a tough and realistic report will push the company to respond immediately directed to their own salvation, and that the findings of the report will contribute to the rapid expansion and the signing of the second edition of the Kyoto Protocol, the meeting on which will be held in Qatar from 26 November to 7 December 2012 year.

Based on: Le Monde

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