Saturday, May 30, 2009

Global Humanitarian Forum: 300 million people already displaced by climate change

In a press release May 29, the Global Humanitarian Forum has reported that Climate Change has already resulted in 300,000 deaths a year, and that 300 million people are already displaced. The direct link is this. The report is called “Anatomy of a Silent Crisis”. The website offers a YouTube video and an e-book “The Human Face of Climate Change” that can be perused online with a virtual page-turner.

The most vulnerable areas are low lying coastal areas, and many areas of Africa experiencing unprecedented drought.

The mass migration of peoples will present an unprecedented security problem, the report says.

The Earth has warmed by 1.33 degrees F from 1906 to 2005 and would warm by 3.6 degrees F by 2100.

The report was broadcast on CNN and AOL this morning.

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