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 What climate change will do to grain

So this is 2050 bread. Photo: Simone Dalton

So this is 2050 bread.
Photo: Simone Dalton

IF the promise of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and more frequent natural disasters doesn’t convince you of the urgent need for the world to act on climate change, maybe a picture will. This is what global warming will do to your loaf of bread…

 

 

UTM to establish disaster management and preparedness institute

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is looking to establish a disaster management and preparedness institute as a referral centre for enforcement agencies dealing with any potential disasters in the country. UTM’s deputy vice-chancellor (Research and Innovation) Prof Dr Ahmad Fauzi Ismail said the institute, which was currently in the planning stage, would also collaborate with disaster experts from universities in Japan…

 

Vanuatu recovery going well 100 days on from Cyclone Pam

On some islands, up to 90 per cent of homes were destroyed, with infrastructure severely damaged and access to food and water limited. While foreign aid came in thick-and-fast in the aftermath of the category 5 storm, there was some concern recent natural disasters like the Nepal earthquake last month had redirected funds away from the island country, possible making the task of rebuilding more difficult. Likewise, it is yet to be seen if political instability in the country over the past few weeks may be having an effect on recovery efforts on the 65 inhabited islands of Vanuatu…

 

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