What is climate change famine?

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The COP26 summit, which took place earlier this month, revealed that concerns related to climate change are now more pressing than ever. In June 2021, Madagascar became the first country in the world officially affected by a climate change famine that swept over the south of the island as a result of global warming.

What makes it a particularly affected area is that 9 out of 10 people there live below the poverty line. According to the UN, 30,000 Malagasy are suffering from famine and 1.3 million are victims of acute malnutrition. The World Food Program reported that the figure includes 500,000 children, with over a fifth of those children affected by a severe form.

How did this climate change famine come about? What do Madagascar's inhabitants eat then? Is there a chance of similar famines breaking out in other countries? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!

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What is climate change famine? Thanks for asking!

The COP26 summit, which took place earlier this month, revealed that concerns related to climate change are now more pressing than ever. In June 2021, Madagascar became the first country in the world officially affected by a climate change famine that swept over the south of the island as a result of global warming.

What makes it a particularly affected area is that 9 out of 10 people there live below the poverty line. According to the UN, 30,000 Malagasy are suffering from famine and 1.3 million are victims of acute malnutrition. The World Food Program reported that the figure includes 500,000 children, with over a fifth of those children affected by a severe form.

How did this climate change famine come about? What do Madagascar's inhabitants eat then? Is there a chance of similar famines breaking out in other countries? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!

To listen to the last episodes, you can click here:

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