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    UN: drought may strike 70% of world by 2025 Sunday, 04 October 2009 PressTV The UN says there can t be global security without food security in dry regions.
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      UN: drought may strike 70% of world by 2025
      Sunday, 04 October 2009
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      The UN says there can't be global security without food security in dry regions.

      The United Nations says drought could strike 70 percent of the planet by 2025, unless countries take due measure to stop or slow the global desertification.

      "If we cannot find a solution to this problem... in 2025, close to 70 percent could be affected," said Luc Gnacadja, executive secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, quoted by AFP Friday.

      Presently, at least 41 percent of the globe suffers from a malignant drought, and the environmental degradation has bode for its growth pace of around 15 to 25 percent since 1990, reveals a global climate report.

      "There will not be global security without food security" in dry regions, Gnacadja said at the start of the ninth UN conference on the convention in the Argentine capital.

      "A green deal is necessary" for developing countries working to combat drought, he stressed.

      The world's richest countries with high carbon dioxide emissions are mainly responsible for the global warming.

      While the industrialized nations spend billions each year to limit their own risks from the dire consequences of the environmental degradation, including drought and rising seas, they do little to help poor nations counter the grim consequences of environmental change.

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