"We call for the highest political commitment to combat climate change, as a matter of urgent priority."
Today, a government deciding where to install infrastructure to avoid urban flooding would logically favour a wealthy district.
Sixteen of the 17 hottest years on record will have occurred this century, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
"For their fields, in the absence of electricity farmers rely either on rainwater or on pumping groundwater."
Faced with a crescendo of climate impacts, the world's nations have moved quickly since last year to tackle the still-growing menace.
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