Into the fire: The alarming effects of climate change

Delhiwallas may have learnt to live with 43 degree heat, but Europe is wilting in the heat as a record heatwave continues to sweep across the northern hemisphere, causing forest fires, droughts and people to suffocate. Climate change is impacting what farmers can grow and what fishing boats can catch. As the planet gets warmer, some colder, northern regions in the world are benefiting from these changes, but the tropical and equatorial regions will be the worst hit
Curated by: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Aug 16, 2018
Into the fire: The alarming effects of climate change

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A young woman sorts coffee beans at the Kaffa Forest Farmers Cooperative Union outside Bonga, Ethiopia. Poor countries, like the Sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil, are losing billions of dollars a year to extreme weather events like droughts that destroy harvests. The worst hit countries are those who rely on a single crop for export revenues like Ethiopia with coffee. South and central American coffee growers have been hit by pests and disease which thrive in warmer temperatures.