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"The beginning of the rainy season has become unpredictable. Also, it becomes increasingly shorter. Sometimes the rainy season comes so early or late, that crop growing is impossible to plan." This is how small farmers in Fambidzanai, Zimbabwe are describing their situation. From many other countries of the south we hear similar stories.
The developed countries assured the developing countries, that they will support them financially with regards to climate protection and adaptation to the consequences of climate change. But the first payments were taken from development funds, as did Switzerland. This goes against the previous agreements and threatens a comprehensive climate treaty.
Not all people are equally responsible for global warming.: Up to 1990 developed countries accounted for 80 % of all green house gas emissions. Meanwhile, people in developing countries are suffering from climate change, even though, they did not contribute to the problem.
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