Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Global Warming to Hit the Poorest Hardest: News?

It what can hardly be considered a shock new item the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told environment ministers from around the world on Monday that it will be the world's poor, who are the least responsible for global warming, will suffer the most from climate change.

I suspect the worlds ministers are only to aware of this fact, especially those from the richer nations that are doing a lot of the polluting.

However, it can only be good news that the WTO is putting sustainable development to the top of the agenda.

Global Warming to Hit Poor Worst, Says UN's Ban
Experts say Africa is the lowest emitter of the greenhouse gases blamed for rising temperatures, but due to its poverty, under-development and geography, has the most to lose under dire predictions of wrenching change in weather patterns.

Desertification round the Sahara and the shrinking of Mount Kilimanjaro's snow-cap have become potent symbols in Africa of the global environment crisis.

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