Azara Blog: UN releases yet another report on global poverty

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Date published: 2006/11/11

The BBC says:

Efforts to help developing nations adapt to the impacts of climate change have been called "woefully inadequate" by a UN-commissioned report.

Rich countries have focused on ways to reduce carbon emissions but have largely ignored helping poor nations cope with the consequences, it says.

The findings appear in the UNDP's Human Development Report 2006.

The authors say farmers whose crops are reliant on rainfall are already having to cope with unpredictable weather.

The report, called Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crisis, says climate change "now poses what may be an unparalleled threat to human development".

What's new? Everything is always an "unparalleled threat" and every response is always "woefully inadequate". Governments of the world do not even come close to providing adequate services for their own citizens, and worrying about citizens in other countries comes way down the pecking order, not surprisingly.

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