By IndyKids Staff

A United Nations committee released a report that says global warming is hurting poor countries more so than the Western countries that are mostly responsible for global warming. The United States and Western Europe produce two-thirds of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, but Africa, one of the poorest regions of the world, produces less than 3% of carbon dioxide emissions. Yet Africa is among the regions that suffer most from the effects of global warming. Poor countries also have less money to protect against the effects of flooding and drought.