Britain joined forces on Sept. 10 with Bangladesh, one of the countries most prone to climate change, in calling for more money and a new world deal to combat the catastrophic consequences of global warming. The call came at a meeting in London led by British International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander and Mirza Azizul Islam, finance adviser to the interim government of Bangladesh. “Climate change is today’s crisis, not tomorrow’s risk and is already affecting millions of people in Bangladesh,” Alexander said, noting rising sea-levels and falling crop yields in the world’s sixth most populated country. (Reuters)

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