The World Bank has warned that due to global warming a number of coastal countries in the world such as Bangladesh and Mozambique are to disappear over the next century.
According to the report prepared by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Climate Analytics, the World Bank warned climate change, which is causing global warming and sea level rise would have a significant impact on coastal environment and natural resources.
The experts stress that unless immediate action is not taken to alleviate the current shifts in weather patterns as a result of climate change, the consequences will seriously threaten some countries and regions in the world.
Some of the most highly vulnerable cities have been named in the report, which are located in Mozambique, Bangladesh, Madagascar, Mexico, Venezuela, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.
As earth’s climate warms, ice caps melt and ocean water expands that is led to rising sea level. Moreover, climate change can increase hurricane intensity and rainfall in some regions.
Furthermore, agricultural pollution, industrial development and applying high technology in some countries such as the United States and several other industrially developed countries play a vital role in causing disaster as human beings’ destructive interference.
“A 4 degree warmer world can, and must be avoided; we need to hold warming below 2 degrees,” the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said while noting that the Earth will be warmer by four degrees Celsius this century.
The United Nations summit is slated to be held in Doha, Qatar from November 26 through December 7, 2012, for the next major round of International Climate Change Negotiations.
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