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Get ready for future crisis in food production in Southeast Asia

This article on the Jakarta Post website discusses the factors threatening food production in Southeast Asia: Apart from the recent storms and typhoons that have ravaged Southeast Asian agriculture and food production since Cyclone Nargis in 2008, it is hard … Continue reading

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Enough is enough: Farmers need help now as the Aussie dream turns to dust

This article from the Australian Daily Telegraph illustrates the tough situation facing many farmers in the state of New South Wales as drought continues to affect their livelihood: “ENOUGH is enough.” They are just three simple words, but they capture … Continue reading

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The Crisis Over California’s Water

This article from CounterPunch.org further illustrates the situation regarding water availability in California: It doesn’t take long once you’ve left the greater Los Angeles area, away from all the lush lawns, water features, green parkways and manicured foliage to see … Continue reading

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India air pollution ‘cutting crop yields by almost half’

A report by the Guardian highlights the effect that air pollution is having on India’s ability to produce food: Air pollution in India has become so severe that yields of crops are being cut by almost half, scientists have found. … Continue reading

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Climate change will cost big business dearly, report warns

This article discusses how the economy in the US could be affected by the changing world: The report says the U.S. southeast will likely be affected both by sea-level rise and extreme temperatures, with the latter leading to 11,000 to … Continue reading

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Recent report by the IPCC highlights future effects of climate change

A recent article on the BBC news website speaks on how serious the effects of climate change on our changing world could be: The costs of inaction on climate change will be “catastrophic”, according to US Secretary of State John … Continue reading

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