All aspects of food security to be impacted by climate change insists latest UN expert report

Following a review of more than 12,000 peer-reviewed scientific studies claimed to be  “the most solid evidence you can get in any scientific discipline”, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has produced a new report endorsed by officials from 115 countries.

You can read the BBC coverage of the report here.

One aspect of climate change highlighted by the UN report is the impact on food security. The scientists insist that there is enough evidence to say for certain that climate change is affecting food production on land and sea.

The rate of increase in crop yields is slowing – especially in wheat – raising doubts as to whether food production will keep up with the demand of a growing population. Changes in temperature and rainfall patterns could lead to food price rises of between 3% and 84% by 2050.

You can read more on this aspect of the report here.


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