Over 80 percent of the people subject to the three-month limit live in households with incomes below half of the poverty line see Figure 3. Some 97 percent live in households below percent of the poverty line. Close to one-third are over age Among those who report their race, about half are white, a third are African American, and a tenth are Hispanic.
But a new scientific report says that when the Earth gets a few degrees hotter, inconvenience will give way to danger, death and extinction of species.
The world faces increased hunger and water shortages in the poorest countries, massive floods and avalanches in Asia, and species extinction unless nations adapt to climate change and halt its progress, according to a report approved Friday by an international conference on global warming.
The poorest parts of the world, especially Africa and Asia, will be hit hardest, says the summary from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, issued Friday after a long, contentious editing session.
Poor countries argue that they will suffer due to global warming caused by greenhouse gasses produced in the rich industrial world. But, despite an all-night session described as very contentious, the major thrusts of the report could not be watered down.
It concludes that those who are already suffering most in this world are going to suffer worst due to global warming. The page document, the first part released of the full 1,page document written and reviewed by scientists, and the second of four reports, tries to explain how global warming is changing life on Earth.
It prefers international cooperation to curb pollution. The president has argued that the mandatory caps on greenhouse gas emissions would hurt the economy.
Africa by is looking at an additional 75 to million people going thirsty because of climate change, the report said. Deadly diarrhea diseases "primarily associated with floods and droughts are expected to rise" in Asia because of global warming, the report said.
But many changes to the report, made during a meeting of government negotiators from more than countries, play down some of the dangers forecast by the authors — all eminent scientists.
An increase of just about 2 degrees Fahrenheit could mean "up to 30 percent of the species at increasing risk of extinction," the report said. If the globe heats a few more degrees, that changes to "significant extinctions around the globe.
The report came as no surprise to many in the American West, where devastatingly costly wildfires have become the norm, reports CBS News correspondent Jerry Bowen. In just 34 years, the average time between discovery and control of wildfires has gone from seven and a half to 37 days, and the length of the fire season has increased by more than two and a half months.
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