February 17, 2014

Priorities

Yearly Climate Spending 10x More Than UN Estimate for Ending World Hunger  Yet UN recommends another $147B be spent on warming.

The United Nations estimates it would cost $30 billion a year to end world hunger. That sounds like a lot, but the world spent more than ten times that amount in 2012 on global warming mitigation, according to a recent Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) study.
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According to the Reuters analysis of the Summary for Policymakers of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, due to be released this April, the UN is calling on the world to invest an extra $147 billion a year in wind, solar, and nuclear power from 2010 to 2029. If we add that figure to CPI’s measure, the UN wants us to spend approximately $506 billion a year to mitigate global warming,

According to the UN, this amount would end world hunger for nearly 20 years.

So it will get a little hotter or a little colder in the future.  Whatever happens we can adapt.  But people who are starving suffer and die.  They can't adapt.

Food and clean water  - that's where our money should go.

Posted by Jill Fallon at February 17, 2014 4:21 PM | Permalink