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UN report: Climate change will trigger violent conflicts and wreck the global economy

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The dire warnings in a forthcoming report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doubtless will fall on deaf ears among the politicians and others who have long since staked their reputations on denialism.

But those of us who aren’t so dismissive of scientific consensus would do well to heed THIS:

Climate change will displace hundreds of millions of people by the end of this century, increasing the risk of violent conflict and wiping trillions of dollars off the global economy, a forthcoming UN report will warn…

Based on thousands of peer-reviewed studies and put together by hundreds of respected scientists, the report predicts that climate change will reduce median crop yields by 2 per cent per decade for the rest of the century – at a time of rapidly growing demand for food. This will in turn push up malnutrition in children by about a fifth, it predicts.

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