Chesney McOmber

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Water falls from a drip irrigation system in a vineyard near Firebaugh, Calif., in 2016. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

Delegates and activists from nearly 200 countries returned from the COP26 global environmental forum in Glasgow, Scotland, with a long list of climate-related promises and targets to discuss and implement. While many countries made a renewed commitment to climate-resilient and sustainable agricultural systems, some groups accused leaders at COP26 of not doing enough to improve water security globally.

The need for a climate-resilient food system — one that addresses both current and future climate threats, including water shortages — has never been more important. A recent alert from the United Nations, for example, warns about one of the world’s first climate change-induced famines in Madagascar.…  Seguir leyendo »

Honduran migrants in a caravan heading toward the United States walk from San Pedro Tapanatepec to Santiago Niltepec, Oaxaca State, Mexico, on Tuesday. (AFP/Getty Images)

Climate change is an “unseen driver” behind the thousands of Guatemalan, Honduran and Salvadoran migrants heading toward the U.S. border, one recent article suggested. Food insecurity and poverty in Central America comes not just from violence and corruption, but also from worsening droughts and changing weather patterns.

And Hurricane Michael in early October, perhaps the most powerful storm to hit the United States since 1969, is another stark piece of evidence that our world is fast approaching — or has reached — a “tipping point.” The enduring environmental damage from climate change is likely to have broad social implications. But who is most vulnerable to the effects of climate change?…  Seguir leyendo »