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No Denying

Posted on 10 October 2012 by json

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim reminded the media at a briefing in Tokyo on Thursday that he had completed 104 days in office, and in that time he was frightened by what he had learnt about what climate change was doing to food security  throughout the world.

Dismisssing climate skeptics who are still in denial, he said there was now a “97 percent” consensus on climate change, and that in his medical profession that was like saying something is completely certain. For the first time in history, he said,
climatologists had empirical evidence that global warming caused this year’s droughts, which in turn led to a global spike in food prices.

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