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Global warming not responsible for famine in Madagascar

2021-12-01T23:12:23.281Z

Global warming played only a minimal role in the famine that hit southern Madagascar, estimates a study published Thursday, which highlights ...



Global warming played only a minimal role in the famine that hit southern Madagascar, said a study released Thursday, which questions poverty and natural climate variability.

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The likelihood of the drought that has hit the island for two years "has not increased significantly" because of warming, say researchers at World Weather Attribution, a network of scientists who pioneered the attribution of extreme events to climate change.

Their findings challenge statements by the UN, which has called this crisis the first famine due to global warming.

Source: lefigaro

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