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The true face of global warming

Read the article Mozambique's riots: The true face of global warming and then answer the questions below. You can either read the article in the window below or you can follow the previous link to read the article in a separate window.


Question 1

Define the terms:

  • inflation
  • recession

Question 2

Explain the impact of financial speculators on the prices of food commodities.

Question 3

Using supply and demand diagrams as appropriate, analyse the 'Deeper reasons for Mozambique's price hike'.

Question 4

'Global commodity speculators continue to treat food as if it were the same as television sets, with little end in sight to what the World Development Movement has called "gambling on hunger in financial markets". To what extent can international governments influence food prices to protect less developed countries, such as Mozambique?