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FOOD INSECURITY AND WATER SHORTAGE TURKEY’S TOP CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS!

A bleak future mired in water shortage and a food security crisis awaits Turkey if we cannot mitigate the effects of climate change, an Istanbul-based climate scientist has warned. “Drought is the most pressing issue we need to deal with … As a country, the most important problem (we have) in the …

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“200 DAYS OF HEAT WAVES WILL BE COMMON IN EASTERN TURKEY!”

Climate change and the associated drought risk pose a greater challenge to Turkey in the future, although it is not ringing alarm bells right now. Agriculture and Forestry Deputy Minister Akif Özkaldı told a parliamentary committee that the projections were grim for the country for the next century. “Without precautions, 200 days …

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DR. MELTEM ONAY; CLIMATE CRISIS AND WOMEN

I do not know exactly whether the agenda is changing rapidly or my point of view is changing with each new information I learn. But there is only one thing I know of: I can easily change my “holistic perspective” with each passing day and adapt to evolution. Until about …

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DR. ZEYNEP ZAİMOĞLU: CLIMATE CHANGE ON AGRICULTURE IS HIGHLY FRAGILE

Çukurova University Engineering Faculty Head of Environmental Engineering Department Professor Dr. Zeynep Zaimoğlu said that the effects of climate change will be seen very quickly. Dr. Zaimoğlu said, “We could not get the rainfall needed for germination in wheat in Konya Plain this year, so wheat can no longer germinate …

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DR. NESRİN ALGAN: CLIMATE CHANGE TRIGGERS POVERTY ACROSS THE GLOBE

Poverty across the globe will be exacerbated by climate change, a Turkish academic said Friday. Nesrin Algan, a professor at the faculty of political sciences at Ankara University, in her online presentation on climate justice, said that problems caused by climate change affect the whole world both socially and economically. …

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DR. HÜSEYİN TOROS: GLOBAL WARMING AT ‘BOILING POINT’

‘We must put an end to all kinds of waste,’ says Turkish scientist… Referring to increasing trends of extreme weather events, especially high temperatures, Turkish scientists warned the world may find itself at a point of no return if humanity does not learn necessary lessons. Speaking to Anadolu Agency on …

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DAVID BEASLEY: THE WORLD WILL FACE FAMINES OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS IN 2021

After a difficult period for all humanity in 2020 due to the global COVID-19 crisis, experts project worse problems in the coming period, including famines related to climate change and the pandemic. In 2020, the problems related to the pandemic, such as the lack of seasonal workers, caused food production …

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CALLS FOR GREEN ECONOMY AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE…

Digital transformation will be critical in redesigning production to prioritize the environment for a sustainable future, a major Turkish business association said on Oct. 20.  “One of the most important problems of our age is undoubtedly climate change,” said Bahadir Balkır, the vice president of the Turkish Industry and Business …

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“FAO SUPPORTS TURKISH FARMERS TO ADAPT CLIMATE CHANGE IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION”

As climate change takes a toll on agriculture and brings unsustainable agricultural practices into the spotlight, Turkish farmers are looking to make a change. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has stepped in to help them in these turbulent times. Sheikh Ahaduzzaman, the FAO program officer …

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CLIMATE CHANGE POSES A SERIOUS THREAT TO APRICOT PRODUCTION IN MALATYA!

Researchers at the Boğaziçi University showed that fresh and dried apricot production in Malatya, the leader province both in Turkey and the world, is under threaten associated with the effects of climate change due to late-spring frosts. Continuing their research at Boğaziçi University Climate Change and Policies Application and Research …

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