Read the full story on Japan 2 Earth - New Report on Global Warming Seeks Ways to Mitigate the Poverty Boom and Achieve a Sustainable Society
One such measure is the introduction of a carbon tax. However, a recent study by Kyoto University indicates that some global warming countermeasures may have disastrous consequences. For example, the number of people living in poverty in 2050 could increase by 44% globally. Moreover, that number could double in Asia.
Once again, the unanticipated "side effects" of global warming countermeasures have highlighted the inherent difficulties in dealing with the issue.
Urgency of Promoting Countermeasures
The effects of global warming are becoming increasingly apparent. Guerrilla rainstorms, ecosystem disturbances, ocean acidification, and rising sea levels are impacting society on an alarming scale. Therefore, controlling the greenhouse gas emissions that cause these environmental changes is a pressing global issue.
Continue reading the full story on Japan 2 Earth to learn more about promoting countermeasures and the impacts of global warming on society.
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Author: Junichiro Ito