World Bank should take its own advice on climate change by Simon Butler

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Posted with permission from Green Left Weekly

By Simon Butler
Green Left Weekly
November 27, 2012

Apocalypse Now

Image by Shakespearesmonkey via Flickr

The World Bank delivered a brutal warning about the dangers of runaway climate change and called for rapid action to cut greenhouse gas emissions in a recent report. But don’t expect the bank to take its own advice.

The bank released its Turn Down the Heat report on climate change on November 18. Subtitled “Why a 4 degree warmer world must be avoided”, the report said the world is headed for a 4°C average temperature rise by the end of the century, and possibly as soon as 2060.

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