Many of the effects of global warming will fall disproportionately on those nations that
- contributed to it least, and
- are the least able to adapt to it.
Africa is the prime example. A new report [PDF], “Africa: Up In Smoke?” makes the case that efforts by developed countries to fight poverty in Africa might go to waste if climate change is not addressed. The New Economics Foundation has a summary if you’re not up for the full 44 pages (it has pictures!).