Climate Change Compromises Africa’s Food Security
David Lobell, a Stanford University researcher predicts that a 1°C rise in average temperature will reduce yields across two thirds of maize (corn) growing regions of Africa (The Economist; accessed April 12, 2011). This gives credit to United Nation’s quest to reduce global temperatures by 2°C by 2020 (VOA; accessed April 12, 2011). Threats from effects of Climate Change have pushed developed nations to adopt strategies that compromise food security in poor countries.
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