Azara Blog: Drought will allegedly affect many more people by 2050

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Date published: 2006/10/20

The BBC says:

Climate change threatens supplies of water for millions of people in poorer countries, warns a new report from the Christian development agency Tearfund.

Recent research suggests that by 2050, five times as much land is likely to be under "extreme" drought as now.

Tearfund wants richer states to look at helping poorer ones adjust to drought at next month's UN climate summit.
Citing research by the Oxford academic Norman Myers, Tearfund suggests there will be as many as 200 million climate refugees by 2050.

Nothing really new here, everybody already knows that climate change will have some serious effects just such as these. Unfortunately what this report really amounts to is just more of the usual pleading that in effect the poor people of the rich world should be throwing more money at the poor people of the poor world, only history shows that most of that money instead ends up in the pockets of the rich people of the poor world.

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