TURN DOWN THE HEAT' WARNS WITHOUT POLICY ACTION, RESULTS COULD BE DIRE: FLOODING OF CITIES, MALNUTRITION RISING, REEFS DYING, UNBEARABLE HEAT WAVES
"This new report from the World Bank reminds us that climate change is happening - now. The evidence is clear. No country is immune. If we mobilize today, we can make a difference for tomorrow. World leaders have agreed to forge a legally binding agreement by 2015, and we must hold them to that commitment. We also need all actors to turn challenge into opportunity. We have the technology and the resources. Let us apply the will to create a sustainable future."
Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General