Climate change: UN report says the poor will suffer most

March 31, 2014 / No Comments

According to report that was released by the United Nations today, March 31, 2014, the organization has stated that climate change is a potential threat to human security and the effects of the rapid change in climate and global warming will badly effect the poor sector of the society, which obviously has less to do with man made change in the climate.

climate change Climate change: UN report says the poor will suffer most

This is the first time that the United Nations has designated climate change and global warming as a threat to human security, as it can indirectly lead to consequences which can further cause conflicts and wars.

The organization has asked all developed and developing countries to come together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adopt measures that can curtail the effects of the rapidly changing climate.

Researchers further stated that at the moment it is quite difficult for humanity to counter the effects of a 2 degrees change in global temperatures, let alone the catastrophic effects that will be caused by a 4 degrees shift.

Even to counter a 2 degrees change, the global forces need to come together to adopt systems that can prevent the temperature of the planet from rising any further.

The worst affected by this rapidly changing climate will the poor sectors of society that live in developing and underdeveloped parts of the world, as climate change will significantly impact crop yields, which will further push prices of commodities, making it difficult for the poor to afford necessities, such as food, water and clothing.

Although climate change doesn’t directly lead to wars, the effects, such as scarcity of water, rising prices and low crop yields, will lead to a tension between countries that are dependent on each other.

The report released by United Nations states that the frequency of natural disasters in the last decade is three times higher than in the 1980s, a result for which global warming and climate change are the main culprits.

The reports and researches carried out by Pentagon and CIA comply with the report of the United Nations, where these two agencies have identified climate change as a threat multiplier.