Friday, July 10, 2009

Climate Change Affects World's Poor

The international aid agency Oxfam released a report on how the effects of climate change are drastically increasing global hunger.

The report says poor people in developing countries are growing even poorer due to unpredictable weather patterns that lead to more natural disasters and lower crop yields.

Oxfam urges G8 leaders to reduce carbon emissions by at least 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020 and to provide $150 billion to help poor nations adjust to the climate change.

-- Jaimie Hwang

Source: BBC World Service