Cattle in Washington state, U.S. A leaked report on climate change and land use warns that it will be impossible to keep global temperatures at safe levels unless world food production and land use is transformed. Currently, half of all emissions of methane comes from cattle and rice fields.
(Photo by Washington State Department of Agriculture)
A Mutwa Muslim girl in Dhordo village, North of Bhuj, India, in February 2007. According to a study published in the Lancet Global Health journal, apart from the rising number of female feticides in India, more than 200,000 girls under the age of 5 die each year in the country owing to neglect due to gender discrimination.
(Photo by Meena Kadri) Photo used under CC BY
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