29 Sep '12, 7am

Climate Change Is Already Costing the Global Economy & 400,000 Lives/Year, Finds Report

Climate Change Is Already Costing the Global Economy & 400,000 Lives/Year, Finds Report

Despite the view taken by many governments that climate change is only a long-term issue, a rapidly growing number of researchers are of the opinion that many recent disasters and events are at least somewhat attributable to climate change. The increasingly rapid melting of the Arctic sea ice is the most obvious of these events — the sea ice melt reached a new record minimum this year, and could be gone by the decade’s end if melting continues at a similar rate. And in the US, the severe and ongoing droughts have substantially raised food prices, and the disrupted monsoon in India has led to widespread agricultural destruction.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/09/29/climate-change-is-alr...

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