Hunger heralds climate change’s arrival in Botswana

A perfect storm of lower rainfall and a growing population beckons for Botswana. But others find climate change is already in the fields and paddocks. “As climate change ushers in more stress on the water sector, it is increasingly a concern that losses in rangeland productivity will result in food insecurity, especially in rural areas,” a country analysis report unveiled recently on Botswana states.

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Climate Change Worsening Coastal Erosion in Trinidad

As unusually heavy rainfall battered Trinidad's east coast a year ago, a lagoon here was overwhelmed, flooding a major access road to the island’s south-eastern communities. As the flood waters poured over Manzanilla beach, they washed sand away, caved in sections of road and collapsed a seawall at a tourist beach facility. Further damages were also incurred with the flooding of homes and agricultural plots.

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Le changement climatique, l’autre menace du Mali

La production et la productivité agropastorale est affectée, les populations manquent cruellement d’eau et sont touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire. Sans moyens d’y faire face, les jeunes Maliens quittent le milieu rural ou optent pour des activités criminelles comme le terrorisme.

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