Saturday, January 10, 2009

World's Poor Hit the Hardest by Global Warming

According to the IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the world's poorest people will be the ones most severely affected by the results of global warming. Those living in vulnerable ecosystems such as low-lying islands would be subject to severe flooding, for example. Working towards improving climate change, reducing carbon emissions, and taking care of the environment as a whole is an important step in fighting global poverty.