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Climate change widens gap between rich and poor

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Jun 4, 2019

Marshall Burke and Noah Diffenbaugh released a study showing how global warming has increased economic inequality since the 1960s (press release here).

“[Poor countries] didn’t cause the problem, they’re being harmed by it. There’s a clear equity dimension here.” --Marshall Burke for the New York Times.


More media coverage is listed below.

Climate disruption is worsening global economic inequalityPRI | Jun. 4, 2019

Global warming is exacerbating global economic inequality: | May 10, 2019

Global Warming Heats Up The Income Gaps Jefferson Public Radio| May 8, 2019

How global warming has made the rich richerBBC World Service | May 6, 2019

Climate change worsens economic inequality, scientists sayCBS News | Apr. 26, 2019

Study: Climate change is dragging down African economic growthThe Africa Times | Apr. 25, 2019

‘Climate change stunted India’s growth by 31%’, shows study | Hindustan Times | Apr. 24, 2019

Climate costs South Africa 10% of its GDP | Mail & Guardian | Apr. 24, 2019

Study finds link between global warming and income inequalityThe New York Post | Apr. 24, 2019

What’s on MPR News – 4/24/19 MPR News | Apr. 24, 2019

Stanford scientists see link between global warming and income inequalityMarketWatch | Apr. 24, 2019

Global Wealth Gap Would Be Smaller Today Without Climate Change, Study Finds | The New York Times | Apr. 23, 2019

The Rich Get Richer Under Climate Change, 50 Years of Data ShowsSmithsonian Magazine | Apr. 23, 2019

A new Stanford study shows the economic cost of climate change is more global inequalityQuartz | Apr. 23, 2019

Global warming shrank Indian economy by 31 per cent: Stanford studyThe Economic Times | Apr. 23, 2019

Global warming is worsening the global wealth gap, study findsAxios | Apr. 23, 2019

Study: Climate change makes rich countries richer and poor ones poorerGrist | Apr. 23, 2019

Arctic Warming Will Cost At Least $24 Trillion More Than We Thought, Study Finds VICE News | Apr. 23, 2019

Inequality is decreasing between countries—but climate change is slowing progress | National Geographic | Apr. 22, 2019

Stanford study explains how climate change widens gap between haves and have-notsThe Mercury News | Apr. 22, 2019

Global warming may boost economic inequalityScience Magazine | Apr. 22, 2019

Climate change makes poor countries poorer, widening global inequality, researchers sayCNN | Apr. 22, 2019

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