Your letters: Uncertain weather conditions
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Due to global warming, things are going from bad to worse in several countries, but the UN and the world’s developed countries have failed to prepare any code of conduct for modern countries responsible for global warming.
Due to the rising temperature of the earth, several countries are facing worse weather conditions. Unfortunately due to global warming and uncertain weather conditions, the poor come off worse. High rates of suicide and increasing crime are now ringing alarm bells in several countries.
China and Russia are seeing some of the worse floods in their histories and thousands of people are being forced to migrate to other parts of the country. The US is facing its worst drought in 25 years and experts warn that grain prices could increase in several countries.
Due to financial difficulties and increasing price of basic commodities, tragic stories are emanating from poor communities. Due to droughts and a lack of jobs, the poor are not able to provide daily necessities to their families.
In developing countries small children are forced to work long hours for small amounts of money. In India, record numbers of farmers have committed suicide due to financial difficulties this year and many have been forced to sell their organs due to their urgent need of income.
According to media reports, due to extreme poverty a mother sold her four month old baby to a Nepali couple for only for 64 rupees. The 30-year-old woman had several other children and she was in urgent need of money to provide food for her family.
According to media reports the woman is from an extremely poor area in the Indian state of Bihar.
Khawaja Umer Farooq