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World Bank vision for a New Climate Normal - Oxfam Reaction

The World Bank’s 'Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal' report delivers a troubling new assessment of the impact climate change is having on food security, water resources and ecosystems. It warns that without action heat waves and other weather extremes that occur once every hundred years, if ever, would become the new climate normal putting millions of people at risk.

Irma left a trail of devastation in the Dominican Republic. More than 24.000 people were evacuated and more than 2.000 houses were damaged. Photo: Fran Afonso/Oxfam

5 natural disasters that beg for climate action

Around the world, devastation caused by climate-related events is growing, forcing people from their homes, bringing poverty on top of poverty and increasing hunger. As COP23 is taking place this November in Bonn, Oxfam is calling for nations to cut emissions and help the most vulnerable communities adapt to climate change.

Growing Disruption

The failure to tackle climate change threatens all aspects of food security: availability, access, utilization, and stability.

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