Sunday, September 30, 2012
Global warming will kill 100 million by 2030
More than 100 million people will die by 2030 because of global warming, and the global GDP will disappear by 3.2%. These data are presented in the report on the impact of climate change on humanity, humanitarian organization DARA prepared for the government of 20 developing countries.
Increase in the average temperature due to greenhouse gas emissions will lead to the melting of glaciers. Of natural disasters and drought, and rising sea levels will deprive millions of people's livelihood, experts warn.
Each year from air pollution, hunger and disease as a result of climate change and the burning of hydrocarbons killed five million people. And if current trends continue, by 2030 this figure will increase to six million, the report said.
More than 90% of deaths related to climate change, will be in developing countries, experts calculated. The poorest nations of the world will face an increased risk of droughts, water shortages, crop failures, poverty and disease. "The climate crisis and a hydrocarbon, presumably, will take to the end of the next decade to 100 million people," - said in a report.
Affect by climate change and the global economy. Industrial production will decline annually by 1.6%, or $ 1.2 trillion a year. By 2030, the loss will be doubled, and in 2100 to exceed 10%. In this case, the rejection of hydrocarbons will cost 0.5% of world GDP by the end of this decade, experts DARA.
Losses cannot be avoided, even the strongest economies in the world. GDP in the United States and China, due to global warming could shrink in 2030 by 2.1%, and India's economy - by 5%, the scientists warn.
Recall another downbeat report on global warming, published recently, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research conducted by Professor Paul O'Brien Gormanom and his colleagues have shown that an increase in mean annual temperature by one degree will trigger growth in rainfall in the equatorial region of 10%. This will cause catastrophic flooding in fairly densely populated areas.
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