Catastrophic warming to hit poor, says World Bank – Sounds like a power grab to me

Climate change “is one of the single biggest challenges to social justice today,” say World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

The World Bank has warned that global temperatures could rise by four degrees this century without immediate action, with potentially devastating consequences for coastal cities and the poor.

The bank tied the future wealth of the planet to immediate efforts to cut emissions from sources such as energy production.

The bank says 4 degrees’ warming would have devastating effects across the globe, and the poor would be most vulnerable.

”It is likely that the poor will suffer most and the global community could become more fractured and unequal than today.”

“The time is very, very short. The world has to tackle the problem of climate change more aggressively,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Sunday as he launched a report conducted for the global lender.

“We will never end poverty if we don’t tackle climate change. It is one of the single biggest challenges to social justice today.”

“Lack of ambitious action on climate change threatens to put prosperity out of reach of millions and roll back decades of development.”

The planet has charted a number of record-breaking temperatures over the past decade and experienced frequent disasters some experts blame on climate change, most recently superstorm Sandy, which ravaged Haiti and the US East Coast.

The report, titled Turn Down the Heat, says if the world experiences four degrees of warming it would:

* See a 150 per cent increase in ocean acidity, leading to the extinction of some sensitive coral reef ecosystems.

* Result in sea-level rise of 0.5 to 1 metres by 2100, with more in following centuries, which could inundate coastal areas with the most vulnerable cities found in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mexico, Mozambique, the Philippines, Venezuela and Vietnam.

* Lead to more extreme heatwaves, reduced run-off into major rivers and a significant decline in biodiversity, all risking the support systems of humans.

“A 4°C world is likely to be one in which communities, cities and countries would experience severe disruptions, damage, and dislocation, with many of these risks spread unequally,” the report says.

“Lack of action on climate change threatens to make the world our children inherit a completely different world than we are living in today. Climate change is one of the single biggest challenges facing development, and we need to assume the moral responsibility to take action on behalf of future generations, especially the poorest.”

The study found that the most alarming impact may be on food production, with the world already expected to struggle to meet demand for a growing and increasingly wealthy population that is eating more meat.

Identifying one area, Kim called for less reliance on coal, which is the dirtiest major form of energy.

Kim said that the World Bank was determined to support renewable energy in its lending, saying: “We do everything we can not to invest in coal – everything we possibly can.”

The World Bank is the second major international body this month to raise concerns about the rate of greenhouse gas emissions being released into the atmosphere.

The warnings come as more than 190 nations in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meet in Doha, Qatar next week for the next major round of international climate change negotiations.

Kim, a physician and former president of Dartmouth College who was tapped for the World Bank by US President Barack Obama, said that 97 per cent of scientists agreed that human activity was causing climate change.

What a total, unadulterated grab for power!

This at a time when temperatures are going down. 

This at a time when sea levels are going down! 

This at a time when sea ice extent in Antarctica is the highest on record!

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“What a joke,” says Kenneth.

“No, I’m afraid that it’s not a joke,” says Robert. “It’s a continuation of the destruction of one of the most productive civilizations to have ever existed. I fear the world that my grandchildren will inherit.”

19 thoughts on “Catastrophic warming to hit poor, says World Bank – Sounds like a power grab to me”

  1. There is no doubt about it! It is a power grab.
    Power to tax and regulate with inpunity and to justify culling the population of the world according to the satanic commandments written in stone on the georgia guidestones. Keeping the population under 500 million implies a kill rate of 13 out of 14. This is what the zio masonic NWO demons have in mind for the world.
    The most demonic commandments are #1 and #6.
    If you have any doubts see for yourself.

  2. The WB used every alarmist hoax in their false assumption storage locker to threaten the sheeple. They also threw in some Communist Manifesto talking points like, ‘social justice’ whatever that means, and the eradication of poverty. The Soviets did that. Nobody much cared for it except the ruling class.

    The NWO/Globalists/UN adopted the plan in ’92 to achieve total world control by hijacking the environmental movement as their main thrust. War and bankrupting nations are helping them meet the goal. Buying politicians is a smart move that will assist in driving us down into oblivion. They have the $, they control the US military and NATO. Looks like a winner to me.

  3. Real justice is to “social justice” as real milk is to “manure milk”. It’s semantic fraud. The philosophy of these Leftists is one of thieves who “take from each” and are without honor as thieves must be, by policy.

  4. Warmer water holds less CO2 than cold water – it is difficult to see how less CO2 in the oceans due to warming can possibly mean more ocean acidification.

    There is 50 times the amount of CO2 in the oceans and slight warming is probably the major cause of increasing atmospheric concentrations with human contributions accepted as 3%.

    We are now expected to believe that the science of the past was completely wrong and that now CO2 will flow from an area of low concentration – the atmosphere – to an area of much higher concentration – the oceans – despite real science saying this will not happen.

    Just like backradiation from a cold area – the atmosphere – can “warm” hotter areas – the land and oceans.

    I always put ice cubes in my drinks to warm ’em up ???

    As usual alarmists have presented a BS argument and reversed the scientific knowledge – ain’t Climate Science wonderful ???

    AND – they won’t even show their working when asked !!!

  5. The comments on the “devastating consequences….to the poor” are inserted to instill guilt in the masses.

  6. strange, I always thought that warmer meant more food, more runoff – I believe Pakistan had droughts because the snow pack/glacial runoff was so reduced this year – and easier winters – and the ocean rise was already explained that the original decimal point was moved so the “7 meters” was supposed to be “7 centimeters” – so it would seem that the “social injustice and damage to the poor” would only happen if it got colder. Oh well, logic does not enter into the discussion when the only object is really one they can’t mention – “give me more money and power” drat, another heavy sigh day!

  7. In June, 2013, the G8 summit is being held here in N. Ireland. I can’t predict the weather but I can predict that climate taxes will be high on the agenda. After a run of miserable, cool summers and some record cold spells in the past three years, we will be reminded of how the planet is going to fry unless we cough up more of our hard-earned salaries, wages and pensions.

  8. There is quite obviously a Leftist attack in progress. “Social justice” is a term used to create and foment victimhood, jealousy,coveting and unrest, to cause further division in society. It’s another manipulative tool for propaganda. Meanwhile, the drought is increasing. Food shortage and water shortage for irrigation, are the problems in the offing. Fiddlin

  9. The interesting thing, however absurd,it is these things have been said by the bankers and not by serious scientists

  10. Unfortunately, most people don’t read this site, or other truth-telling sites about our climate. They believe what the MSM tells them and what the President and other politicians tell them (even though, you can tell when a politician is lying by whether his or her lips are moving ;-)).

    I have sent links to various articles here to many on my email contact list, shared some on facebook, but I never get any response … except for my ex-wife who is now a dedicated Obamist and warmist, accusing me of supporting the big oil companies.

    As for acidification of the oceans, it’s true that cold water will hold more CO2 (and oxygen). So, does that mean that during the last ice age, coral reefs and many species of fish died off en masse? I don’t think so.

  11. I love how they blamed Sandy on climate change when all the experts actually said Sandy had nothing to do with “climate change” and was simply a normal situation that has happened before and will happen again.

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