Tag Archive for 'water scarity'

US NOAA study shows that human-caused climate change causes more frequent Mediterranean droughts

October 28th, 2011 by United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Wintertime droughts are increasingly common in the Mediterranean region, and human-caused climate change is partly responsible, according to a new analysis by NOAA scientists and colleagues at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). In the last 20 years, ten of the driest 12 winters have taken place in the lands surrounding the […]

World’s poor will suffer most from global food price rises

June 6th, 2011 by Oxfam

Oxfam warned on 31 May 2011 that average prices of staple crops will more than double in 20 years if urgent action is not taken to change the international food system, which is already failing to feed nearly one billion people a day. Research published in Oxfam’s report “Growing a Better Future” forecasts that average […]