Rural Mass Migration to Cities: Must be Climate Change

Watts Up With That?

China's burgeoning coal power industry China’s burgeoning coal power industry – without industrial progress, Chinese people would still be starving in their millions.

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Remember history lessons about the Industrial Revolution – about how the rise of city based factory jobs, and more efficient farming practices, caused mass migration from farms to cities?

Now a similar mass migration is occurring in the poorer parts of Africa. But some green charities are doing everything in their power, to stop it from happening.

Zimbabwe: Climate Change Opens Up Migration Floodgates

Two years ago, 35-year-old Bernard Chingawo was a successful small scale tobacco farmer in Mt Darwin, Mashonaland Central.

Now he wakes up early in the morning to buy an assortment of wares from a Chinese shop in Harare for resale.

Still in Mashonaland Central, 41-year-old Titinotenda Chaora, a single mother of one who used to eke out a living from buying tomatoes…

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