Dec 3, 2015

Negotiations in Paris as drought wreaks havoc in Ethiopia

Semera
Ethiopia
by
Kate Corcoran
,
Trust
A camel caravan carrying slabs of salt travels away from the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Photo: Siegfried Modola, Reuters
A camel caravan carrying slabs of salt travels away from the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Photo: Siegfried Modola, Reuters

The outcome of the current climate discussions in Paris will have a huge impact on the world’s poor, who bear the brunt of disrupted weather patterns caused by global warming...Rising temperatures can cause flooding in coastal areas and droughts in arid regions. These negative effects are experienced disproportionately by poor communities in poor countries – ironically those who suffer the most have contributed the least to carbon emissions...8.2 million Ethiopians now need food assistance as a direct result of climate change. The United Nations has projected that this number could swell to 15 million next year as people endure the long wait until the next harvest.