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Washington D.C. – In lead up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit in Durban, South Africa, members of the Stand with Africa campaign today urged U.S. policymakers to focus their attention on the people already suffering from the impacts of climate change rather than playing politics and making other excuses for delaying action. The full name of the campaign is Stand with Africa; Act Now for Climate Justice . The Durban summit takes place on a continent severely impacted by climate change. Africa is particularly prone to increased food and water stress due to climate change. According to the World Food Program, approximately 65 percent of the global total increase in climate related hunger is projected to occur on the continent of Africa. And according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 75-250 million people across Afri...

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2011/WWFPres...

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