Report: World 'gravely' unprepared for effects of climate crisis

The world’s readiness for the inevitable effects of the climate crisis is “gravely insufficient”, according to a new report from global leaders.

Investing $1.8trn in climate adaptation over the next decade should be made a top priority, the GCA has urged

This lack of preparedness will result in poverty, water shortages and levels of migration soaring, with an “irrefutable toll on human life”, the report warns.

Trillion-dollar investment is needed to avert “climate apartheid”, where the rich escape the effects and the poor do not, but this investment is far smaller than the eventual cost of doing nothing.

The study says the greatest obstacle is not money but a lack of “political leadership that shakes people out of their collective slumber”. A “revolution”

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