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Poorest nations’ food crops safer from famine

U. NOTTINGHAM / U. LEEDS (UK) — Very poor and relatively wealthy countries are less vulnerable to famine due to climate change—it is the group in the middle that is most at risk, say researchers. This unexpected result was found at several different scales and by different members of a research team, including scientists at the University of Nottingham. They’ve called on policy-makers and non-governmental organizations to take their findings into account. “We’re finding a real trade-off between adaptation and development, that’s not to say we should discourage development, but you can’t assume that by promoting it you’re also helping people adapt to climate change,” says Simon Gosling, who specializes in the effects of climate change and is one of the study’s authors....


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Source: Futurity.org - Wednesday, 27 June, 2012

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