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Climate Change Threatens Tens of Millions With Poverty, World Bank Says

Climate change could plunge tens of millions of city dwellers into poverty in the next 15 years, threatening to undo decades of development efforts, the World Bank said Wednesday. Fast-growing cities, particularly in the developing world, are ill-prepared to deal with increasing climate-related disasters, according to a joint report by the bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, which the bank manages. Globally, more than 1 billion people — or one in seven...

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