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A publication of the Global Humanitarian Forum ISBN: 978-2-8399-0553-4 Climate change is here. It has a human face. This report details the silent crisis occurring around the world today as a result of global climate change. It is a comprehensive account of the impacts of climate change on human society. Long regarded as a distant environmental or future problem, climate change is already a major constraint on human efforts. It has been creeping up on the world for years, doing its deadly work by aggravating a host of other major problems affecting society, such as malaria and poverty. This report aims at breaking the silent suffering of millions. Its findings indicate that climate change is responsible each year for hundreds of thousands of deaths. It is a serious threat to over half of the world’s population. Worst affected are some of the world’s poorest, who lack any responsibility for causing climate change. The Anatomy of A Silent Crisis Human Impact Report Climate Change
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Cover Picture: Laurent Weyl, Collectif Argos. ‘Elderly woman looking after her cow on top of a large dyke.’ Sea-level rise and changing monsoon patterns have changed the landscape where she grew up. District of Satkhira, ‘Bangladesh: Le grand debordement’ Introduction Kofi Annan President, Global Humanitarian Forum Advisory panel members Nitin Desai Member, Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change, India; Distinguished Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Jan Egeland Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs; UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (2003-2006) Saleemul Huq Senior Fellow, Climate Change, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London Andreas Merkl Director, Global Initiatives, ClimateWorks Foundation, San Francisco Rajendra K. Pachauri Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI); Director, Yale Climate and Energy Institute Johan Rockström Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Stockholm Resilience Centre Jeffrey Sachs Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University , New York; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals Hans Joachim Schellnhuber Founding Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK); Member, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Barbara Stocking Chief Executive, Oxfam GB, Oxford, England Klaus Töpfer Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (1998-2006) Margareta Wahlström United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Disaster Risk Reduction Conclusion Walter Fust CEO/Director-General, Global Humanitarian Forum; Chair, Steering Group, Human Impact Report: Climate Change
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Today, millions of people are already suffering because of climate change.
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