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Contact: Elizabeth K. Gardner
Purdue University

Population in Poverty Graph

Caption: This graph shows the percentage of the population in poverty in 2001 and the change in poverty due to extreme climate for the sample countries. A Purdue team found that urban workers could suffer the most from climate change as the cost of food drives them into poverty.

Credit: Hertel lab image

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