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Yesterday The Raw Story published an article titled “Experts: Millions will starve to death as climate change accelerates.”
The article’s author John Vidal writes:
Millions of people could become destitute in Africa and Asia as staple foods more than double in price by 2050 as a result of extreme temperatures, floods and droughts that will transform the way the world farms.
As food experts gather at two major conferences to discuss how to feed the nine billion people expected to be alive in 2050, leading scientists have told the Observer that food insecurity risks turning parts of Africa into permanent disaster areas. Rising temperatures will also have a drastic effect on access to basic foodstuffs, with potentially dire consequences for the poor.
Today CNN reports Iraq bombings kill at least 31, wound more than 200.
Mohammed Tawfeeq writes:
A series of bomb blasts across Iraq on Monday killed at least 31 people and wounded more than 200 others, police said.
The 32 attacks took place in Baghdad, Kirkuk, Baquba, Tuz Khurmato and Hilla.
Two of the bombs exploded at a checkpoint near Baghdad’s international airport.
Most of the attacks in Baghdad targeted Shiite areas, police told CNN. Al Qaeda in Iraq, made up of Sunni extremists, has claimed responsibility for many attacks in recent months.
IN OTHER NEWS
Today Think Progress published an article titled “For The Third Time in a Year, Ohio Republicans Push to Defund Planned Parenthood.”
The article’s author Tara Culp-Ressler writes:
Ohio’s anti-choice lawmakers are hoping the third time will be the charm in their crusade to strip funding from Planned Parenthood affiliates. The legislature is currently reviving an effort to “re-prioritize” family planning funding in the state, which would serve to slash about $2 million dollars from the 32 Planned Parenthood clinics currently operating in the state. This type of legislation has already been debated in the legislature twice over the past year.
Here’s a look back at Ohio’s previous attempts to defund Planned Parenthood.
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