In the face of the global food crisis, the result of a complicated amalgamation of inflated oil prices, stuttering trade policies, and an expanding population, two billion people across the world are at risk for starvation. New York’s Metro newspaper ran an article today chronicling the World Bank’s response to this issue, citing that the bank is immediately upping its aid relief by $1.2 billion. It’s unclear how the money will be distributed and how exactly two billion people will avoid starvation with less than a dollar of aid per person.
The crisis is expected to be a prime topic at the U.N. summit in Rome next week, where officials will struggle to solidify a strategic plan to stave off the riots, malnutrition, and starvation that have wreaked havoc on countries across the globe.
In other news, the White House has finally recognized the severity of global warming, publishing a detailed report, three years late, on the rippling effect of global warning in our nation. The White House was court ordered to produce the report, due to its reluctance to recognize the issue. The shameful turn-a-blind-eye approach taken by Bush and his staff has severely stalled the development of preventitive strategies over the past three years as the tangible consequences of global warming continue to increase. Read the full report here .