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Global effort to reduce emissions is necessary to fight poverty -- World Bank chief

The atmosphere is barreling toward a 4-degree-Celsius rise in global temperatures by the end of this century -- a world in which some nations may simply be unable to cope with or recover from disasters, a sweeping new World Bank study warns. If a 4-degree rise over preindustrial temperatures happens, the results for developing nations will be devastating. Warming over land could reach as high as 10 degrees Celsius, or about 18 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. FORESTS:

Dense tree canopy may soon be history as Ugandans plunder their forests

KAMPALA, Uganda -- When Maria Mutagamba, Uganda's former minister of water and environment, addressed the U.N. conference on climate change last December, she did not make excuses for her country's slow progress toward reducing carbon emissions. Nor did she blame the summit's power brokers for assigning poor nations like Uganda too much responsibility and too little money to tackle the problem. Rather, Mutagamba implored the U.N. delegates to adopt much stricter policies to curtail deforestation, Uganda's leading environmental problem and one of the developing world's most pressing challenges with respect to climate change.

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