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Developing Countries Will Suffer Most from Global Warming

February 5, 2007

The new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has strengthened the global consensus for action to avert a global warming catastrophe even though the report under estimates the likely speed and height of sea level rise. CGD senior fellow David Wheeler, drawing on new World Bank research, writes that hundreds of millions of people in developing country coastal regions could be forced to relocate this century as the result of current climate policies in the U.S. and other high-income countries. Read the blog and comment