9 Dec 2008

It's already happening

Compelling info from Oxfam in their annual report that climate change is already having a massive impact on the world's poorest.

Oxfam reports from Peru, where temperature rises are melting the mountain glaciers - it'll all but gone in 15 years. This threatens the entire way of life of rural people there. Their water supply will disappear. They are also faced with floods, landslides and food shortages.

The World Health Organisation already estimates that 150,000 a year are dying from climate change.

Oxfam wants to see rich governments help the poor to adapt to what's happening. They also want them to "cut their carbon emissions first, fastest and furthest".

Seems fair enough as we're the ones who've spent the last 150 years doing all the damage.

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