Lurching from One Disaster to the Next

Inter Press Service: The world is ill-prepared for the human toll from the expected increase in floods, droughts and extreme storms and hurricanes on the horizon. So say experts like Peter Walker, director of the Tufts University-based Feinstein International Center near Boston. In late 2008, his organisation authored a report titled "Humanitarian Costs of Climate Change" for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. "We may be keeping people alive, we may be helping people to survive,"......

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