Tag: climate change

25 March 2014 | Georgi York

Virginia’s story

“I see the climate is changing a lot,” says Virginia Ñuñonca, a farmer and community leader in the Peruvian highlands. “Before it wasn’t like this. Sometimes these days, with the cold and the frost, the grass gets really dry.”

Virginia has experienced first-hand the single biggest threat to the fight against hunger: climate change. It’s already making people hungry. Around the world wild weather and unpredictable seasons are causing chaos for farmers. Food prices are going up. Food quality is going down. Soon climate change will affect what all of us eat.

7 July 2014 | Al Kinley

Join 24 hours of global action and send a big noise online to Kellogg and General Mills!

Make a noise for climate action!Can you hear that? Oxfam supporters have taken over half a million actions to get companies to improve their policies on land, gender, and climate change. Doesn’t it sound like music to your ears? Now together we need to act again.

1 July 2014 | Àngela Corbalán

Palm oil is everywhere, in food and everyday items you don’t even realize. It’s in your morning bowl of cereal, your afternoon biscuits, your dinner pizza, in soap and even in the biodiesel that fuels your car. And sadly, in many places, it comes with human and environmental costs.

To find out why, I recently joined an Oxfam field trip to Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer. We wanted to talk to those affected by big palm oil plantations.

18 June 2014 | Winnie Byanyima

Two major injustices – inequality and climate change – are threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger. By concentrating wealth and power in the hands of a few, inequality robs the poorest people of the support they need to improve their lives. And as climate change devastates crops and livelihoods, it undoes poor people’s efforts to feed their families.

12 June 2014 | Joel M Bassuk

Climate change is the single biggest threat to our chances of winning the fight against hunger.

Climate scientists carry a heavy burden, so we thought we'd take a quick moment to show them some love.

20 May 2014 | Al Kinley

Feeding people doesn’t have to mean feeding climate change

No company is too big to listen to its customers. When enough of us speak out, companies listen. Last year more than 400,000 of you called on companies to do more for women in their supply chains. They listened. Then you spoke up about land grabs in companies’ supply chains.

31 March 2014 | Tim Gore

Today leading international experts on climate change, the IPCC, presented their latest report on the impacts of climate change on humanity, and what we can do about it. It’s a lengthy report, so we’ve boiled it down to Oxfam's five key takeaways on climate change and hunger.

1. Climate change: the impacts on crops are worse than we thought.

Climate change has already meant declines in global yields of staple crops, and it is set to get worse.

26 March 2014 | Yeb Sano

Typhoon Haiyan, the biggest storm to ever make landfall, devastated my homeland. Three days later I attended the opening of the UN climate change talks in Poland.

24 March 2014 | Duncan Green

Today, Oxfam is publishing a briefing on its ‘food and climate justice’ campaign. Here’s a post I wrote for the launch.

17 February 2014 | Rachel George

The Robin Hood Tax as Future News: featuring Andrew Lincoln, Bill Nighy, Clémence Poésy, Heike Makatsch and Javier Cámara

Following the devastating financial crisis it’s been great to see banks winning back hearts and minds by helping those who were hit the hardest, embracing tough new regulations, and slashing bonuses... Right?

Sometimes it’s tempting to try and rewrite the past, but what about the future? What would you like to see the news reporting in ten years time?

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