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China's anticipated drought could pose a major threat to Africa's food security. Analysts in China and among expert international organisations anticipate that a major drought will severely affect China's 2011 grain and livestock production. If it happens, China will assert its weight on international commodity markets, and with its economic might and two decades of enormous investment in African agriculture, the continent's food security will be severely tested.
Italy, Japan, China, USA, Spain and France rated "high risk"
New research identifying Haiti and Mozambique as the countries most vulnerable to economic losses from natural disasters also classifies a number of industrialised economies, including Italy, Japan, China, USA, Spain and France, as "high risk" environments for investors, insurers and business.
The Natural Disasters Economic Loss Index (NDELI), released by risk intelligence and ratings company, Maplecroft, evaluates the economic impact of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, storms, flooding, …
HPG COMMISSIONED REPORT
Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 7 Mar 2003
Link with Asian Floods but Unlikely Connected to Floods in Central Europe
Johannesburg, South Africa. April 28 2000
Global warming makes floods and droughts more likely, as the people of Mozambique and Ethiopia have discovered
Floods are events of the moment. Droughts are disasters on a slow fuse. Both happen with or without global warming.