From HuffPo this morning
STOCKHOLM -- The World Bank says it will increasinglyview its efforts to help developing countries fight poverty through a "climate lens."In a report released Wednesday, the international lending institution warned that heat waves, rising seas, more severe storms and other impacts of climate change will trap millions of people in poverty.As a result, the Washington-based bank said it is stepping up support for efforts to curb climate change and to help the world adapt to it."Urgent action is needed to not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also to help countries prepare for a world of dramatic climate change and weather extremes," World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in a statement.
"but also to help countries prepare for a world of dramatic climate change and weather extremes"
Extremes like this (from Daily Kos)
Talkeetna is a small town about 100 miles north of Anchorage and 50 miles southeast of Mt Denali, the tallest mountain in North America.On Monday afternoon, the small Alaska town of Talkeetna hit an all-time high temperature of 96 degrees F (35.5 C.) The entire state is recording temperatures unprecedented in history, with half the state recording high temperatures 25 degrees F over typical high temps for this time of the year