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Up In Smoke: Threats from, and responses to, the impact of global warming on human development

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This report has been compiled by leading environmental and development organizations across the world.  It delivers a range of insights into what is at threat from climate change and what we might be able to do to avert these threats.  The report looks at the impacts of global warming on food, water, health, energy, disasters, environment and livlihoods from the perspective of vulnerable people.  On a global scale, it examines issues such as why women suffer most from climate change, trade and climate and environmental refugees. The report is persuasive in the need to develop community education and awareness programmes.  It also provides an excellent source of information for botanic gardens for raising public awareness about climate change.

Available to download in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese at:

Simms,A., Magrath, J. and Reid, H.  (2004). Up In Smoke: Threats from, and responses to, the impact of global warming on human development. New Economics Foundation, U.K. ISBN: 1 899407 92 8. Price £10.

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