World Bank: Climate Change and Pollution Kills Millions
Leave it to the World Bank to wonderfully document the problem – in this case that climate change and pollution is widely causing death – while completely failing to acknowledge their own role in causing both climate change and pollution. The World Bank promotes a failed economic model based upon unsustainable consumption. If only the World Bank were as good at using its power and money to solve problems as they are in writing reports. If the economists read and acted upon the reports the environmentalists write, the Bank would shift funding from fossil fuels to renewable energy, stop financing primary forest logging and get serious about supporting community based ecologically sustainable development. Until that day, the Bank is an enemy of the Earth.
Climate change and pollution are killing millions, says study
Almost a fifth of all ill health in poor countries and millions of deaths can be attributed to environmental factors, including climate change and pollution, according to a report from the World Bank. Unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene as well as indoor and outdoor air pollution are all said to be killing people and preventing economic development. In addition, says the bank, increasing soil pollution, pesticides, hazardous waste and chemicals in food are significantly affecting health and economies.