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World Bank wrote "black" scenario for the Earth's climate


No country is immune to climate change, warns the World Bank (WB) in a report on the subject, as quoted by Reuters and AFP.

Washington-based international financial institution concluded that all countries will suffer the consequences of global warming, but that the poorest will be hardest hit by the shortage of food, rising sea levels, cyclones and droughts.

Sat wrote "black" scenario with an increase in the average temperature of the Earth by as 4 degrees Celsius by 2060 and "cascade of disasters", which is far from certain that the planet can handle.

For new president, Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank seems to occupy a position vigorously reporting of climate change as a factor in development.

"I will never end poverty unless we tackle climate change. This is one of the biggest challenges for social justice today," Kim warned in the report entitled "Reducing the heat."

According to the World Bank in the current level of greenhouse gases will be impossible for the international community to honor its commitment to prevent the increase of the average temperature of the Earth by more than 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial revolution levels.

The worst would hurt the poorest and most vulnerable, warns World Bank predicted by numerous natural disasters, food crises, water shortages, particularly in East Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, the large increase in child mortality in southern Africa the Sahara Desert and a new peak in the distribution of some infectious diseases, added Monday.

More generally, climate change could become "the greatest threat to biodiversity," says international financial institution.

World Bank urged world governments to shift the colossal sum of $ 1 trillion, which is now generally pay for subsidies for fossil fuels to "green" infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, DPA reported.

Sat out these gloomy predictions a few days more than 200 countries to gather at a meeting in Qatar's capital Doha between November 26 and December 7 in an attempt to continue until the end of the year effect of the Kyoto Protocol - the current international plan to reduce greenhouse emissions of industrialized countries.

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