Climate Change Is A Food Security Issue

Al Jazeera: Climate change and the food security dimension
Hilal Elver, research professor in global studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and co-director of the Climate Change Project

“The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report made clear that climate change will be harmful for all of us — and not only for a few remote island states or polar bears — by affecting the world’s food supply. … If climate change is re-framed as primarily a food security issue, is it possible some climate skeptics will lose their influence, especially the members of the U.S. Congress who have taken them so seriously? The prospects are not encouraging … unless a massive grassroots movement takes hold and changes the political climate in the United States and elsewhere…” (4/25).

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