Climate change threatens rural poor

United Press International: Erratic rainfall patterns caused by global climate change are a growing threat to the world's rural poor, a water conference in Sweden was told. "Millions of farmers in communities dependent on rain fed agriculture are at risk from decreasing and erratic availability of water," said Colin Chartres, director general of the International Water Management Institute, which released a report to coincide with World Water Week in Stockholm. "Climate change will hit these people hard, so we ......

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