Countries close to the equator have suffered economically while a few wealthier countries in cool climes gained, an economic analysis of global warming impacts says.
A few countries in cold climates, including Canada, Norway and Russia, likely benefited economically from global warming in past decades, while poorer countries closer to the equator suffered economic losses, a new study says.
The findings suggest that climate change exacerbated global inequality, causing the most economic harm to those who did the least to cause it.
But what the future will look like is less clear. Research has shown that over the long term, just about every part of the world will suffer as global temperatures rise.
Original Title: Climate Change Worsened Global Inequality, Study Finds
Full Text of the Original Article: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22042019/climate-change-inequality-gdp-equator-africa-russia-norway-canada