I am in complete agreement with the concerted effort being exerted by the group commissioned by the World Bank to prepare the WDR 2010 on the subject of climate change and its multi-prong effect on the global society in terms of financial, social, environmental, and other aspects of human welfare. The report will certainly be an invaluable reference for strategic positioning in anticipating and mitigating whatever ill effects climate change would result to should the people in the world were left to their own without institutions caring for their welfare. The World Bank is definitely doing its share in addressing such issues as climate change and knowing that there is such an institution as the World Bank, hope springs eternal. Godspeed to those commissioned to study and prepare the WDR 2010 report on Climate Change and long live the World Bank. Leodegardo M. Pruna, Ph.D.