Skip to comments.100 mln will die by 2030 if world fails to act on climate - report
Posted on 09/25/2012 9:10:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(Reuters) - More than 100 million people will die and global economic growth will be cut by 3.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday.
As global average temperatures rise due to greenhouse gas emissions, the effects on the planet, such as melting ice caps, extreme weather, drought and rising sea levels, will threaten populations and livelihoods, said the report conducted by humanitarian organisation DARA.
It calculated that five million deaths occur each year from air pollution, hunger and disease as a result of climate change and carbon-intensive economies, and that toll would likely rise to six million a year by 2030 if current patterns of fossil fuel use continue.
More than 90 percent of those deaths will occur in developing countries, said the report that calculated the human and economic impact of climate change on 184 countries in 2010 and 2030. It was commissioned by the Climate Vulnerable Forum, a partnership of 20 developing countries threatened by climate change.
"A combined climate-carbon crisis is estimated to claim 100 million lives between now and the end of the next decade," the report said.
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100 million will die?
Based on what, leftist fantasies?
The Left used to use smaller numbers, like in 100,000 women will die if abortion on demand is not passed.
When the sheep aren’t scared enough, simply inflate the number.
I predict that in 2030 they will have some lame excuse for why this didn’t happen, or claim that they never said such a ridiculous thing, and will then be predicting that is WILL still happen... just in to 2060 :)
These idiots are like the morons that predict the end of the world every decade or so based on a secret bible code or something nutty like that.
This is a watermelon’s wishful thinking. They so want the power to kill off millions/billions of people. They will do it in the name of saving the world from human life.
These people should be drawn and quartered.
Too late. Everybody is dead already. Bird flu.
So what are they going to do about the sun, tell us we fix it by paying more taxes and driving death mobiles?
Can we pick the 100 million? In that case, I move that the first few million consist of those who wrote the report, and those who believe its contents. Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
Cool! Can I pick the 100 million?
OK....where’s the chicken little picture...these people are crazeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
I did a search and found over 50 million a year die worldwide each year now. So if we don’t act on climate change only 100 million will die in 18 years. So climate change saves lives?
In 2005, the United Nations Environment Programme predicted that climate change would create 50 million climate refugees by 2010. These people, it was said, would flee a range of disasters including sea level rise, increases in the numbers and severity of hurricanes, and disruption to food production.
Gee, are those guys taking into account the “nuclear winter” that their islamonutjob friends pretty much guaranteed at the UN?
How many children in the womb have died in this country as a result of failure to act on abortion since 1973?
54,559,615 and counting.
And the a hundred million will be born.
And those relunctasnt to go may need a little nudge.
What are they crying about? That will solve the world’s financial problems. We’ll have another rennaisance:)!!