Recent United Nations reports have shown that global warming will see the worlds poorest countries suffer at the expense of the worlds wealthiest. Yet, American will not go unscathed.
According to a new report from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, global warming will cause environmental and humanitarian harm on U.S. soil.
Citing a laundry list of recent weird weather spells, the Pew report warns heat waves, rising sea levels, decreased soil buildup, wide-ranging forest fires, storms and flooding will snowball into far greater environmental and subsequently humanitarian problems. Other reports have also warned that the U.S. is not immune to devastation inflicted on the developing world; refugees, particularly from South and Central America, will seek safe haven in the United States, and humanitarian crises in volatile nations could erupt into national security threats.
Both the United Nations reports and the Pew Center on Global Climate Changes testimony come as world leaders convene for Balis climate summit. Many hope the meeting will produce comprehensive international action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Clearly, there's a lot at stake.
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