Carbon emissions provoking food shortages.

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The longer term effects of climate change could mean a 50% cut in cereal and grain production in parts of southern Africa, leading to increased hunger and poverty says researcher Constansia Musvoto--and its reliance on coal for energy production is the reason why.

Musvoto, a scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) told an agriculture conference held in Durban that South Africa is the continent's biggest culprit and its carbon emissions could bring about flooding in some areas of the region and drought in others, reducing crop...

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