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Ethiopian Catholics attribute food shortages to global warming

September 30, 2009

Bishop Rodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga, the Jesuit Vicar Apostolic of Soddo-Hosanna in southern Ethiopia, has told Aid to the Church in Need that local Catholics are attributing food shortages of recent years to global warming. “The rainy season is no longer regular-- so people don’t know when to start planting,” he said. “At a popular level some people say it is due to global warming-- this may be true-- all the seasons are disturbed.”


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