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Impacts of Climate Change
Advent Devotions: Magnificat 2014 December 21
Climate change disproportionately affects poor countries and poor people.
The challenge of climate change will either move the world forward toward a more sustainable future, or drive a wedge between rich and poor and usher in generations of troubled global relations.
To avoid the worst outcomes, adaptation—or adjustments that moderate harms—is critically important.
The effects of climate change will be felt most in the lower latitudes, where the poorest countries are concentrated and where many people lack resources to see them through emergencies and hard times.
Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, by virtue of their size, population, and degree of poverty, may be “ground zero” in a warming world, forced to deal with rises in sea level, desertification, and the resulting displacements of populations.
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