TV News LIES

Tuesday, Sep 26th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Environment Oxfam report: Climate change could prolong world hunger for decades

Oxfam report: Climate change could prolong world hunger for decades

E-mail Print PDF

world hungerA typhoon hits the Philippines, decimating the fishing industry. Drought in Brazil’s breadbasket region ruins the coffee harvest and market prices double. Changing rainfall patterns cause the loss of 80 percent of Guatemala’s corn harvest; the smaller harvest means fewer jobs, higher unemployment. California -- the largest producer of fruits, vegetables, and nuts in the U.S. -- is hit by the worst drought in 100 years, decreasing crop yields, increasing market prices, and putting pressure on farmers.

This is not the imagined paucity climate change may bring, rather, this is happening now, according to Oxfam.

The Oxford, England based global charity dedicated to fighting hunger and injustice released a new report Monday, “Hot and Hungry,” that predicts climate change will continue to exacerbate global hunger.

In addition to extreme weather patterns, smaller changes like slight increases in temperature and shifting rainfall patterns are already having a tremendous impact on agricultural yields according to the report. “Hot and Hungry” paints a bleak picture of the agricultural future if changes in human behavior don't come soon -- drastically reduced crop yields, skyrocketing food prices, unemployment in the agricultural sector due to declining harvests, hunger, famine, drought.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


JPMorgan Facing A New Environmental Fight Over Tar Sands Funding

JP Morgan funding tar sandsJPMorgan Chase is the target of a new environmental push demanding the bank end funding for...

Puerto Rico dam failure prompts mass evacuation

Damaged dam prompts mass evacuation in PR Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate some 70,000 people downstream of a failing dam in the...

'Apocalyptic' devastation in Puerto Rico, and little help in sight

PR storm 'apocalyptic' - no relief in sightHurricane Maria whipped Puerto Rico with Irma-level winds, drenched the island with Harvey-level flooding, crippled communications,...

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as devastating Category 4 storm

Maria hits Puerto RicoOne of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!