A new study from the World Bank warns that global warming could cast an additional 100 million people into poverty over the next 15 years. It says the most endangered areas include some of the world's poorest regions, for example Bangladesh.
Last year has broken climate records: It has been the warmest year since records began and extreme weather events have increased around the world. Two recent reports confirm, once again, that climate change is happening.
Climate change is likely to have contributed to a 7 percent spike in the suicide rate in India over the last 30 years, a new scientific study says. India is experiencing a suicide epidemic, in particular in rural areas.
Global warming scientists have warned that heat levels in South Asia, home to some 1.5 billion people, could reach uninhabitable levels by 2100. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh would be the worst affected regions.
Climate research shows that the death toll from European weather disasters may increase 50-fold by 2100 if no action is taken to curb carbon emissions. Heat waves will account for 99 percent of weather-related deaths.
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