Global Food Supply Seen Threatened by Climate Change Impacts

Aug. 8, 2019, 11:17 AM

Climate change is putting the world’s food supply at risk.

Land used for activities including agriculture and lumber added significantly to the amount of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide in the atmosphere between 2007 and 2016, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a report Thursday. The group identified the loss of wetlands and natural forest as significant climate change factors.

The result: lower crop yields that can lead to a scarcity of food, more land being turned into desert, and less plant diversity, according to the report. Less food waste as well as changes in diet can ...

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