Readers debate cause, dangers of global warming; poll results overwhelming | al.com
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Readers who participated in an al.com poll overwhelming voted that global warming does not pose a danger to future generations.What to Expect in the Warsaw Climate Change Talks
As of 4 p.m. today, more than 1,200 votes had been cast and 71 percent voted that global warming does not pose a danger to future generations while 29 percent voted that it does. Votes are still be accepted.
According to PollDaddy.com, which hosted the al.com poll, votes were cast in 44 states and 34 countries around the world.
Current amounts pledged by rich countries are considered much lower than what is required. The UNFCCC has estimated that by 2030, poor countries will need between $28 billion and $59 billion a year to adapt. The World Bank thinks between $20 billion and $100 billion should help.
The Adaptation Fund says that over the past two years, it has given out more than $180 million to increase climate resilience in 28 countries around the world.