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September 30, 2009
Ban Ki-moon: Climate change more important than Iran

According to a report issued by the International Food Policy Research Institute, a nongovernmental organization devoted to eliminating hunger, rising temperatures could devastate family farming in poor countries around the world. Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia will be hit especially hard, the report says, forcing 25 million more children into hunger over the next several decades.

On Tuesday, Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon held a special press briefing in New York about climate change. The secretary general recently traveled to the Arctic for a first-hand look at the impact of climate change.

Among those in attendance at the press briefing was Rafael Pi Roman, a correspondent and producer for WNET.org. He joins Martin Savidge to discuss Ban Ki-moon’s comments.

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