Wednesday, June 19, 2013

World Bank is now FINALLY concerned about climate change

When World Bank expresses its concern about climate change, you know it's pretty bad--and it's about to hit their bottom line
$$$ in a dramatic way.   It's way past time to make it clear to the public that taking immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to the lives of Earth humans.  FINALLY, the money-and-power brokers are pointing out (especially to those who have refused to listen to other pleas in the past several years and naysayed the whole climate change disaster-in-the-making) the catastrophic effects that are already taking place on our planet--and the IMMEDIATE NEED TO TAKE BOLD ACTION NOW

Those who have been pleading for action for years know it is already too late to stop the negative effects that corporate/political greed and power lust have created on our little home planet.  Now, when it's too late to fully stem the already-begun climate disasters that are burgeoning daily, they suddenly realize their own connection to what is happening--and the price it is exacting on their profits.  I wonder when they will wake up to the fact that they are also connected to the well being of the middle class which they have successfully eroded and practically destroyed.

"All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth.  Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. We are part of the earth and it is part of us. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."  -- Chief Seattle

EXCERPT from article:
"Urgent action is needed to not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also to help countries prepare for a world of dramatic climate change and weather extremes," World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in a statement.

Already by the 2030s, 40 percent of the land used to grow maize in sub-Saharan Africa will be unable to sustain that crop because of droughts and heat, the report said. Also by that time, sea level rise coupled with more intense cyclones could inundate much of Thailand's capital, Bangkok, it said.

"At the World Bank Group, we are concerned that unless the world takes bold action now, a disastrously warming planet threatens to put prosperity out of reach of millions and roll back decades of development," Kim said. "In response we are stepping up our mitigation, adaptation, and disaster risk management work, and will increasingly look at all our business through a `climate lens.'"