Madagascar: climate crisis causes the first famine in the world



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Madagascar: climate crisis causes the first famine in the world

In Madagascar the climate crisis causes the first famine in the world, according to the UN and other humanitarian associations. In the south of the island, 1.14 million people are currently in conditions of food insecurity.

28,000 people could reach level five in the risk category, while 110,000 children face the prospect of malnutrition and irreversible damage. Madagascar does not deserve this famine for any reason, because the country contributes less than 0.01% to global greenhouse gas emissions.

In the south of the country, people depend on monsoon rains for growing crops. However, changes in weather patterns have led to severe shifts in weather patterns - in short, a situation that shows us only one thing.

Chinese Mine is driving guinea chimpanzees to extinction

A gigantic iron mine in Guinea threatens to permanently extinguish the chimpanzee, already at risk of extinction, being on the IUCN red list.

Building the necessary infrastructure would cost many animal lives and the destruction of a habitat that is now small and essential for the small number of chimps left. The unexploited iron mine, the largest in the world, is located in the Simandou mountains, and is now owned by China, despite being in Guinea.

The deposits contain more than 8.6 billion tons of iron ore with an average mineral content of 65%. According to the IUCN, in 2016 the population of western chimpanzees decreased by 80% from 1990 to 2014. It is therefore one step away from extinction in the wild.

The entire area of ​​Guinea is home to nearly two-thirds of the remaining 52,800 western chimpanzees estimated to be in the wild,. According to a Reuters analysis of satellite images provided by Planet Labs, extensive tunnel work has been underway for several months.

An image from June 28 shows two main construction areas at either end of the tunnel, connected by a new access road through the mountains. To carry out the construction of the infrastructure, the Chinese must blow up a railway tunnel in what is the habitat for a species of chimpanzee in danger of extinction. Unbelievable but true: it would seem that the permissions would be given.