Drought, China

Drought, China

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Caption: Workers toiling in the fields in Shanxi province. Unless it rains any crops they are preparing the ground for are unlikely to grow. Due to drought many areas that previously produced much of China's food are seeing crop yields falling, leading to a loss of long term food security. Computer simulation shows that as Climate change accelerates, it will lead to food shortages across large parts of china.

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