Today in “Whelp, We’re All Gonna Die” news, Reuters reports that a study commissioned by twenty different countries has come back with the results: 100 Million people will die due to complications with climate change by the year 2030.
Right now, 5 million die per year from air pollution, hunger and disease as a result of climate change. That can go up to 6 million and definitely will if current trends of fossil fuel use will continue.
As usual, ninety percent of those deaths are expected to be in “developing countries,” i.e., poor nations, i.e. probably in Africa. And it’s expensive, too – climate change is estimated to have lowered global output by 1.6 percent of world GDP — basically, because of climate change, we all lost about $1.2 Trillion.
That number could double by 2030 if the issue is not handled, the report says.
Fisheries and agriculture along could lose up to $500 Billion a year, “heavily focused” on poorer countries, i.e. probably also in Africa.
Question, Global Warmers:
Is it hot enough for you?