Monsoon failing to arrive for a decade

This is a Climate Justice Testimony from Antoine from France taken in October 2010. Learn more about how you can collect your own testimonies to spread the stories of climate justice.

FRENCH transcription: Bonjour, je m’appelle Antoine. Je viens de France et y’a quelques mois, j’ai travaillé sur un projet en Inde dans une région aride de l’Inde dans le Rajasthan où j’ai observé les prémices de la guerre de l’eau, où des agriculteurs commencent à migrer vers les villes incapables de continuer à cultiver leurs terres du fait d’une mousson qui n’arrive plus sur leurs terres. Les gens essayent de cultiver en utiliser des OGM mais même celles-ci ne suffisent plus à nourrir leurs familles. Ca touche aujourd’hui l’Inde, ça touche beaucoup d’autres pays du tiers-monde mais est-c’qu’il faudra attendre que ça touche nos pays occidentaux, nos régions, nos terres pour commencer à ouvrir les yeux?

ENGLISH translation: Hi, my name’s Antoine. I come from France and a few months ago, I was working in an arid region of India, in Rajasthan where I could see the beginnings of the water conflict, where farmers have started to migrate to the cities as they now cannot keep cultivating their lands because of a Monsoon that has failed to arrive for a decade. People try to cultivate using GMOs but even these are not enough to feed their families. It affects India today, but it affects many other countries from the Third World. Does it really have to start affecting us in the West, our regions, our lands to finally open our eyes?

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