26 Sep '12, 5pm

Will climate change kill 1% of humanity by 2030?

Will climate change kill 1% of humanity by 2030?

The Reuters headline cuts to the chase: “100 mln will die by 2030 if world fails to act on climate – report.” The figure is amazing. 100 million people! With global population projected to be 8.3 billion by 2030, that’s one out of every 83 people — 1.2 percent of humanity — albeit over two decades. It brings to mind images of the worst natural disasters — flood waters ripping through Manhattan, typhoons destroying the Pacific Rim. Wrong image. Think lung disease. The 100 million figure comes from a report, the Climate Vulnerability Monitor , created by DARA International , an organization that works to “improv[e] the quality and effectiveness of aid for vulnerable populations suffering from conflict, disasters and climate change.” The report measures 34 indicators of vulnerability to climate change and carbon-intensive economies — drought, wildfires, air pollution, oil spi...

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