SERIES 1: SLIPPERY SLOPES

The UK Government’s Report by former World Bank economist Nicholas Stern advocates a one per cent investment in combating global warming to save a much bigger bill a few decades down the line. Nature Inc. goes to the Andes and finds glaciers are melting so fast that scientists say most could disappear in 25 years. But millions of people in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru rely on these glaciers for their drinking water, agriculture and electricity – their economies will be decimated. Their experience backs the dire warning of Stern and others…but where is the investment coming from to avoid climate change-induced economic collapse? And what are the strategies?

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