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Sign up to the Oxfam India petition on climate change – click here!

Poor people are least responsible for climate change. But they are affected first and worst.

In our country over 800,000,000 poor people are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

  • Nearly 4,5000,000 people in India since 1900 due to climate related events, inflicting over US$36,000,000,000 of damage.
  • Every 1°C rise in temperature will reduce wheat production in India by 4-5,000,000 tons – leaving millions going hungry
  • Rising sea levels have eaten up two islands in Sunderban region, forcing 6000 people to relocate
  • Fish in the Ganga river has declined from 85 tons during 1959 to 62 tons during 2004 due to increasing water temperatures
  • It is the rich and developed countries – the US, Australia, Japan, Canada & Europe – who are responsible for global warming, because it is they that been pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere over the last 200 years.

But there is hope.

Rich countries accept global warming is driven by pollution from their industries – they must now reduce greenhouse emissions without delay.

And so that things don’t get even worse, rich countries must urgently agree policies and targets to stop global warming.

It’s not too late – we can contain climate change and prevent catastrophe, if we act together, now.

Be the change. Act now on climate change.

Sign up to the Oxfam India petition on climate change – click here!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Mohit permalink
    17/04/2009 8:47 pm

    This is for Oxfam India office.
    I could not find anywhere on the website the option of inviting friends to the site… please add such an option to help propagating the thing better.. And if the option already is there …then please tell me..
    Thank you

    • davidrtaylor permalink
      27/04/2009 11:51 am

      Thanks Mohit…we’ve added a button to allow people to subscribe by RSS feed, and working on a better way of sharing. Thanks for your input!

  2. amjad khan permalink
    18/04/2009 2:41 pm

    Hi, Amjad Khan here i just want to say something for invironment

    “Kadhi Dhoop Hai Jaltey Paon
    Hotey Vriksh To Miltey Chhaon”

  3. 03/03/2010 3:44 am

    Climate Change is false science, google climate gate. Its is UK’s idea to prevent industrialization of India.

  4. 20/02/2014 7:25 pm

    There should be awareness compaign Primary School level and awareness workshop should be organized at block level.

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