President Obama: Stand with Africa; Act NOW for Climate Justice
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The impacts of climate change no longer just await us in the future; they are with us today. In the United States, we have been affected by tornadoes, severe floods, droughts, wild fires, and heat waves. The Horn of Africa is experiencing the worst drought in over 60 years.
Because of climate change, food security of millions of people across the globe will be further compromised. According to the World Food Program, by 2050, the number of people at risk of hunger as a result of climate change is expected to increase by 10 to 20%; the number of malnourished children is expected to increase by 24 million.
Join ActionAid USA in calling on President Obama to show bold leadership and address an urgent crisis--the climate crisis--that is disproportionately affecting people living in poverty--particularly people who have the least capacity to adapt to changing climates and who have done least to cause the climate crisis.
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