Climate Change Could Force Up To 122M People Into Extreme Poverty By 2030 Without Immediate Action, FAO Report Says
The Guardian: Climate change could drive 122m more people into extreme poverty by 2030
“Up to 122 million more people worldwide could be living in extreme poverty by 2030 as a result of climate change and its impacts on small-scale farmers’ incomes, a major U.N. report warned on Monday. Climate change is ‘a major and growing threat to global food security,’ said the report, warning that it could increase the global population living in extreme poverty by between 35 and 122 million by 2030, with farming communities in sub-Saharan Africa among the hardest hit…” (Provost, 10/17).
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Without urgent action, climate change will push millions into hunger: U.N.
“… ‘Unless action is taken now to make agriculture more sustainable, productive, and resilient, climate change impacts will seriously compromise food production in countries and regions that are already highly food-insecure,’ FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said in the report. ‘Hunger, poverty, and climate change need to be tackled together. This is, not least, a moral imperative as those who are now suffering most have contributed least to the changing climate,’ Graziano da Silva said…” (Whiting, 10/17).