Jason Samson, a PhD candidate in McGill University’s Department of Natural Resource Sciences, created this map to show where human-induced climate change will have the most notable effects by 2050.
These researchers explain this way:
A little thought will reveal how this pattern will reinforce existing global inequities. The areas that have contributed least to climate change, areas where development has been least and carbon dioxide emissions relatively small, will feel the most effects. The rich countries that created and benefited from a social system based on burning cheap fossil fuels without concern for environmental costs, will be relatively less disturbed.
The rich get richer and the poor get screwed, again.
Despite every other legitimate concern, we cannot ignore that our economic and social system is rapidly making the planet less habitable. So I will be posting "Warming Wednesdays" -- unpleasant reminders of an inconvenient truth.