Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Climate Poverty

Oxfam has just released a report Suffering the Science that describes regions where seasons are already changing and harvest are failing. Spokeswoman Julianne Richards says "thousands of communities are facing hunger and destitution already" and that without urgent action "climate change could reverse 50 years of work to end poverty".

Oxfam Australia executive director Andrew Hewett states "The evidence is clear - the human cost of climate change is as real as any redundancy or repossession notice" and called for Australia to show leadership at the UN negotations.

[Read more: ABC news report - The Oxfam report]

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