The Stream, October 10: South Sudan’s Looming Food Crisis

South Sudan is facing a climate crisis that threatens to deteriorate into a famine situation similar to the disaster in the Horn of Africa, according to the country’s minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.

Global food insecurity is likely to continue in some regions in 2011-2012, the United Nations warned last week, according to The Nation.

China and India will become the global leaders in the action against climate change, according to the Australian politician who has been called a “climate change martyr,” the Guardian reported.

About 1.5 million hectares of rice fields in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam have been damaged or are at risk from the region’s worst floods in decades, The Jakarta Post reported.

China plans to reorganize its power sector to improve its efficiency and reliability, according to the Beijing Review. But are the reforms in the energy sector addressing China’s structural challenges?

Måns Hultman, former CEO of QlikTech International AB, and Bob Giles, former curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, have joined Circle of Blue’s Advisory Board.

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