Former Director-General  José Graziano da Silva

Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest

These barren plains of sand and stone have always known lean times: times when the rivers run dry and the cows wither day by day, until their bones are scattered under the acacia trees. But the lean times have always been followed by normal times, when it rains enough to rebuild herds, repay debts, give milk to the children and eat meat a few times each week.

Credit Joao Silva/The New York Times
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