World Bank President: Climate Change Is Urgent 'Today' ProblemSubmitted by PH's Liberty on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 02:24
COPING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE - April 2013
By: Cindy Huang
"If we have any hope of keeping climate change below two degrees celsius, the peak year of carbon emission has to be 2016," said Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank. "So the challenge is right in front of us."
Thursday on the NewsHour, Kim speaks with Jeffrey Brown about a new initiative to address extreme poverty around the world. In an extended conversation, Kim also addressed the urgency of climate change and how World Bank is working to combat its effects. He says they must increase financial resources for sustainable energy, use innovative agriculture and partner with major cities to reduce their carbon footprint.