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Food Security Threatened by Warming, Leaked UN Report Says

July 19, 2019, 9:00 AM

Global food security faces unprecedented threats from the growing impacts of climate change and the exploitation of land and freshwater never before seen in human history, a leaked draft of an upcoming U.N. report says.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sent the draft of its Special Report on Climate Change and Land to the governments of its 197 members countries, which will give their input in the coming weeks, before the report is due to be released Aug. 8.

The impacts will vary by region, the report says, but the consequences of land use and degradation ...