1.5 Degrees Warming and the Search for Climate Justice for the Poor

The difference between 1.5 and 2 degrees is 'a greater likelihood of drought, flooding, resource depletion, conflict and forced migration,’ a new IPCC draft warns.  A far-reaching report being drafted by the United Nations' authoritative climate science panel explores in comprehensive detail the environmental justice, poverty and other human rights challenges facing the world as it pursues the urgent and daunting goals of the Paris Agreement. #environmentaljustice #globalwarming #climatechange #sameworld

“The risks to human societies through impacts on health, livelihood, food and water security, human security and infrastructure are higher with 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming compared to today, and higher still with 2 degrees Celsius global warming compared with 1.5 degrees," the draft concludes. "These risks are greatest for people facing multiple forms of poverty, inequality and marginalization; people in coastal communities and those dependent on agriculture; poor urban residents; and communities displaced from their homes." To read more please click here

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