Millions of people in the Pacific are affected by the consequences of a powerful El Niño.
Millions of poor and vulnerable people face hunger and poverty this year and next because of record global temperatures, droughts and erratic rains in 2014 and 2015, compounded by the development of possibly the most powerful El Niño on record.
Time is running out for ministers meeting in Paris to boost adaptation funding levels by 2020 and agree to set new improved finance targets for both adaptation and emissions reductions from when the Paris deal comes into force in 2020, Oxfam said today.
Long-term approaches to reduce food insecurity must be found, and climate change, which is super-charging the effects of El Niño, must be tackled at the UN climate conference in Paris and beyond.
At least ten million poor people face hunger this year and next due to droughts and erratic rains, influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’.
Coal plants in the G7 are on track to cost the world $450 billion a year by the end of the century and reduce crops by millions of tons as they fuel the gathering pace of climate change.
In the middle of 2011 a massive food crisis hit East Africa and the first famine of the 21st century was declared in Somalia.
Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by decades but our global food system is woefully unprepared to cope with the challenge.
Extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common in Russia, and the 2012 drought confirmed this trend.