Jim Yong Kim: We Must Confront Climate Change to End Poverty
If we don't confront climate change, we won't end poverty.Voodoo Economists 4: The idiocy of crowds or, rather, the idiocy of (crowded) debates | ThinkProgress
We humans -- all of us, everywhere -- have built lives, governments and cultures within a narrow range of climate conditions.
[Philip Stott] I want you to think of the world from inner Siberia, to Greenland, then to Singapore, and then come to the Arab states and to Sahara. What, ladies and gentlemen, is the temperature range I have just covered. It is from minus 20 degrees C, to nearly 50 degrees C, a range of 70 degrees C, in which humanity has adapted and learnt to live. [APPLAUSE] We are talking about, ignoring the extremes that Oliver said, a prediction of 2 to 3 degrees C, what a funk! [LAUGHTER, [APPLAUSE]
I’m very serious, what a funk! Humanity lives successfully from Greenland to Singapore to Saudi Arabia. 70 degrees C.