Gary Yohe, the Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics, is quoted in an Aug. 21 USA Today article titled “Poor communities hit hardest by global warming.”
The article focuses on a study produced by the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report about its economic forecasts. Yohe is an author on the IPCC report.
“IPCC identified the poor, the elderly, and the very young as the most vulnerable categories of people on the planet … regardless of location, as Katrina and the European (2003) heat wave taught us,” Yohe says in the article. “Nonetheless, the most vulnerable are more likely to live in developing countries where they face multiple stresses. For many, climate change itself is a source of multiple stress because it is manifest in so many different ways.”