Tag Archive: Poverty

Hubble Bubble, food shortages bring trouble: A climate change ‘storm’ is looming for 2030!

Storm is looming

The government’s chief scientific adviser, Professor John Beddington has warned that: “The UK is heading for a “perfect storm” of food shortages, scarce water and insufficient energy resources…this will threaten to unleash public unrest, cross-border conflicts and mass migration as people flee from the worst-affected regions.” The issue of food and energy security rose high on …

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Adaptation and poverty in Ethiopia

Parched earth in Ethiopia (credit: usaid.gov)

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) recently published some research which found that, in poor countries such as Ethiopia, poverty is a seriously barrier to adaptation. Apparently, more than a third of rural Ethiopian households have not made any adjustments to their farming practices in the face of global warming. This is despite the …

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