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Global food crisis will worsen as heatwaves damage crops, research finds

Guardian: The world’s food crisis, where 1 billion people are already going hungry and a further 2 billion people will be affected by 2050, is set to worsen as increasing heatwaves reverse the rising crop yields seen over the last 50 years, according to new research. Severe heatwaves, such as those currently seen in Australia, are expected to become many times more likely in coming decades due to climate change Continue reading

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Global food crisis will worsen as heatwaves damage crops, research finds

Guardian: The world’s food crisis, where 1 billion people are already going hungry and a further 2 billion people will be affected by 2050, is set to worsen as increasing heatwaves reverse the rising crop yields seen over the last 50 years, according to new research. Severe heatwaves, such as those currently seen in Australia, are expected to become many times more likely in coming decades due to climate change Continue reading

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Kenyans call for domestic action against drought

AlertNet: A woman holds her malnourished child inside a ward at the Wajir district hospital, 800km (500 miles) north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, July 13, 2011. News that the number of Kenyans in need of food aid will increase from 2.4 million to 3.5 million by September has provoked calls for government dismissals and outpourings of shame in the Kenyan press Continue reading

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Extreme weather moves on to agenda

Malaysian Star: Disaster management conference to tackle fallout from natural disasters, including global food crisis The first six months of 2011 have brought image after image of human misery and ecological upheaval. Droughts, wildfires, twisters, floods, heat waves, extreme blizzards — just about every natural disaster you can imagine has hit just about every place on the planet. How to handle them, how to survive them, how to clean up and rebuild after them are among the many issues that will be on the agenda… Continue reading

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Global food crisis: Towards a ‘doubly green’ world

Guardian: Global food crisis: Losetta Mathew and Jacob Chabane with their goats in Uganda. Continue reading

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Global food crisis: Towards a ‘doubly green’ world

Guardian: Global food crisis: Losetta Mathew and Jacob Chabane with their goats in Uganda. The world needs sustainable and equitable answers to tackle the problem. People tell me I’m an optimist Continue reading

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