Thanks to super storm Sandy, climate change is now the talk of the many. In fact, it has stirred even the concern of the World Bank about poverty.
In a report released by the World Bank, its President Jim Yong Kim said, “We will never end poverty if we don’t tackle climate change. It is one of the single biggest challenges to social justice today.” He also asserted that the poorest countries will have the worst hit of food shortages, rising sea levels, cyclones and drought that climate change will, in the near future bring.
The said report, entitled “Turn Down the Heat” specified that the earth will be much warmer by the end of the century. And it won’t be just by 1 or 2 points but by 4 degrees. So basically, that means by 2100, the temperature could reach 7.2 Fahrenheit.
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“All nations will suffer the effects of a warmer world, but it is the world’s poorest countries that will be hit hardest by food shortages, rising sea levels, cyclones and drought, the World Bank said in a report on climate change.
Under new World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, the global development lender has launched a more aggressive stance to integrate climate change into development.”
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According to Kim, he hopes that the report shocked everybody into action. And as it was shared, the World Bank is doing its part in helping solve the issue about global warming by trying to make a balance between decreasing the world’s carbon footprint and providing the energy needs of poor countries.
However, helping the planet is not just the big people and organization’s work. It is the duty of everybody. So what have done already to help save the environment? Have you tried green cleaning? If you haven’t, you should try it. With it, you could do your daily cleaning effectively all while helping the earth.