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Climate change not main cause of Madagascar food crisis

 

  • A new study has found that Madagascar's current food crisis has been caused mainly by factors other than global warming, contradicting a recent UN report which blamed it on climate change.
  • The report, by a group of international scientists, published by World Weather Attribution, blamed poverty and weather conditions that were only minimally affected by global warming. 
  • It said, in two consecutive seasons in southern Madagascar, rainfall had been 40 per cent below average, causing severe drought and crop failures.