All nations will suffer effects of climate change, warns World Bank

Source: The Guardian

The devastasting impact of a world warmed by 4C will be felt by all countries, but the poorest nations will be hardest hit

Commuters climb aboard a bus in floodwaters in the Lat Phrao shopping and business district in Bangkok. Climate change threatens all countries but poor nations in particular, says the World Bank Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

All nations will suffer the effects of a world 4C hotter, but it is the world’s poorest countries that will be hit hardest by food shortages, rising sea levels, cyclones and drought, the World Bank said in a report published on Monday on climate change.

Under the new World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, the global development lender has launched a more aggressive stance to integrate climate change into development.

“We will never end poverty if we don’t tackle climate change. It is one of the single biggest challenges to social justice today,” Kim told reporters on a conference call on Friday.

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