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MADAGASCAR OH MADAGASCAR

Posted on: October 24, 2021

Madagascar confronts its worst drought in decades | Africa | DW | 11.08.2021

THIS POST IS A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE UNITED NATIONS THAT THE EMERGING DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN MADAGASCAR IS EVOLVING INTO A HORRIBLE FAMINE THAT COULD TURN OUT TO BE THE WORLD’S FIRST FAMINE CAUSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE. THE FULL TEXT OF THE UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE FAMINE DECLARATION IS PROVIDED BELOW.

FULL TEXT OF THE UN CLIMATE CHANGE FAMINE DECLARATION FOR MADAGASCAR.

Severe drought could spur world’s first climate change famine in Madagascar.


More than one million people in southern Madagascar are struggling to get enough to eat, due to what could become the first famine caused by climate change.The region has been hit hard by successive years of severe drought, forcing families in rural communities to resort to desperate measures just to survive.

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. The country experiences a dry season from May to October and a rainy season that starts in November but climate change has disrupted this cycle and devastated the smallholder farmers. There hasn’t been much rain this year. So, what we see is that the impacts of climate change are stronger and stronger with harvest after harvest turning into failed harvests. These people have not been able to renew their food stocks.

In Southern Madagascar WFP is supporting hundreds of thousands of people through short and long-term assistance. The impact of the drought varies from place to place. Some areas have not had a proper rainy season for three years. There are villages surrounded by dried-out fields, and fields of tomato that have turned brown. In some areas they are trying to grow sweet potatoes but there are areas where absolutely nothing is growing. People are surviving by eating locusts, fruits, and cactus leaves that are normally food for the cattle. The situation is dire. Even the cactus are dying from the drought. There is no water because there is no rain. This situation is really, really worrying because the farmers are selling their cattle to buy food.

Other essential assets such as land and houses are also being sold and the children have been pulled out of school and being put to work to generate income. WFP is helping these people. About 700,000 people are receiving food and water from WFP. The WFP is also building irrigation canals and carying out reforestation and providing microinsurance to help small farmers recover from a lost harvest. WFP will support up to one million people here and it is seeking $70 million to fund this operation.

More importantly, the WFP is working with partners to fund climate change solutions for the community so that the people can adapt to the impacts of climate change in southern Madagascar.

Madagascar Suffering Through Worst Climate-Induced Famine – The  Organization for World Peace

COP26: In just over a week, world leaders will gather in Glasgow, Scotland, for the COP26 UN climate change conference, which UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called the last chance to “literally turn the tide” on an ailing planet. WFP wants to use the conference to shift the focus from crisis response, to risk management. Countries must be prepared for climate shocks, and they must act together to reduce severe impacts on the world’s most vulnerable people, which includes the villagers of southern Madagascar.

COP26 is also an opportunity for us to ask governments and donors to prioritize funding relating to climate adaptation and help countries to build better risk management systems. Also WFP is here in Madagascar because if nothing is done, hunger will increase exponentially in the coming years because of climate change, not just Madagascar, but in many other countries, and that is why COP26 is so important for the the quality of life of all the people in this world as they face more and more climate change impacts like the climate change famine in Madagascar.

Madagascar's famine worsening by the day

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION

WHAT WE FIND IN THIS TRAGIC STORY ABOUT A CLIMATE CHANGE FAMINE IN MADAGASCAR IS THAT THE UN AND ITS WFP ARE NOT ABOVE USING THE POOR IN THE THIRD WORLD AS PITIFUL VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE TO SELL THEIR COP26 AGENDA.

Severe drought causing world's first climate change famine in Madagascar

THIS KIND OF RACISM OF THE UNITED NATIONS IS NOT NEW AS WE FIND IN RELATED POSTS ON THIS SITE.

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE: LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2021/09/09/climate-change-racism-2/

WHERE WE FIND THIS:

CLIMATE CHANGE RACISM-2

Posted by: chaamjamal on: September 9, 2021

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THIS POST IS A CRITICAL REVIEW OF A RACIST PUSH FOR CLIMATE ACTION ON THE EVE OF COP26 BY PARADING POVERTY AND USING THE MISERY OF THE POOR IN THE THIRD WORLD AS A TOOL FOR SELLING COP 26 AND ITS CLIMATE ACTION AGENDA.

PART-1: WHAT THE BBC COP26 PROMOTIONIONAL ARTICLE SAYS

Climate change: Vulnerable nations call for ’emergency pact. The countries most vulnerable to climate change are calling for an “emergency pact” to tackle rising temperatures. The group wants all countries to agree to radical steps to avoid “climate catastrophe” at the upcoming COP26 meeting in Glasgow. Green campaigners are urging a postponement of the gathering, citing problems with vaccines for delegates. The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) says the event is critical and cannot wait. Weather-related disasters have increased five-fold. The climate change summit at COP26 is a make or break event for planet. Representing some 1.2 billion people, the CVF, “CLIMATE VULNERABLE COUNTRIES”consists of countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific. The group has been key in pushing the rest of the world to accept the idea of keeping the rise in global temperatures to under 1.5C this century. This was incorporated into the Paris agreement in 2015. Recent research from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggests that the threshold will be passed in little over a decade at current rates of carbon emissions. In less than two months, global leaders will gather in Glasgow for COP26, the most critical meeting on climate change since Paris. Ahead of the Glasgow meeting, the CVF has issued a manifesto for what the conference must deliver to keep the planet safe and protect the most vulnerable. Environmental groups have suggested postponing the meeting, on the grounds that vaccine distribution is inequitable and that delegates from poorer countries face huge bills for quarantine hotels when they arrive in the UK. However, the CVF member states insist the meeting must go ahead in person, and are calling for support and facilitated access to ensure inclusive participation.The UK government has responded to these calls by agreeing to pay the quarantine hotel expenses of any delegate, observer or media from a developing country. The vulnerable group says that progress on climate change has stalled and COP26 should move forward with what it terms a “climate emergency pact”. This would see every country put forward a new climate plan every year between now and 2025. At present, signatories of the Paris agreement are only obliged to put forward new plans every five years. The vulnerable nations say that richer countries must fulfil their obligations to deliver $100bn in climate finance per year over the 2020-24 period. The CVF nations want this money to be split 50-50 between cutting carbon and helping countries adapt to the threat posed by rising temperatures.The countries also want the UK to “take full responsibility” for this aspect of the negotiations, saying it is vital to restore confidence in the Paris pact. Among the other areas that the most vulnerable nations want to see progress on is the question of debt-for-climate swaps. Many of the world’s poorest countries have large debt burdens, and these have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic which has stretched finances even further. In a debt-for-climate swap, a country can reduce what it owes to international creditors by directing the debt service payments to fund renewable energy or greater protection for nature. One such restructuring was recently announced by Belize where the debt money will now go to support marine conservation projects instead.”Vulnerable countries have unique needs – and public-private collaboration will be key to addressing them. Whether it is in debt for nature swaps such as the recent Belize announcement or in increasing public sector capability to structure investment projects to attract private finance, the aim is to accelerate progress in this area so that 2022 becomes the year of climate action solidarity.”

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PART-2:

PART-2: CRITICAL COMMENTARY

RACISM IN THE GLOBAL NORTH IS BEST UNDERSTOOD IN THE CONTEXT OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GLOBAL SOUTH IN THE OLD COLONIALISM DAYS WHERE THE ASSUMPTION STANDS THAT THE COLONIES, {THE GLOBAL SOUTH} MUST ULTIMATELY SERVE THE NEEDS OF THEIR COLONIAL MASTERS {THE GLOBAL NORTH}. THAT MENTALITY STILL LINGERS SUCH THAT IT MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR THE GLOBAL NORTH TO SELL THE MISERY OF THE DIRT POOR IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH AS A MARKETING TOOL FOR THEIR COP26 CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA.

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SO WHAT WE SEE HERE IS THAT THE POVERTY AND THE MISERY OF THE POOR IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH SERVES THE NEEDS OF THE GLOBAL NORTH IN THEIR COP26 AGENDA WHERE THE MISERY OF THE POOR IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH SERVES AS A SALES TOOL TO SELL THE COP26 AGENDA OF THE GLOBAL NORTH.

CLIMATE CHANGE IS COLONIALISM ALL OVER AGAIN

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