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Experts Discuss Food Security, Disease Prevention, Family Planning In Light Of Climate Change

The Guardian: Climate change could make 175 million more people go hungry, report says
“…The U.S. Department of Agriculture analysis states that climate change is ‘projected to result in more frequent disruption of food production in many regions and in increased overall food prices’…” (Milman, 12/4).

The Guardian: Food at COP21: three new initiatives spotlight food insecurity, soils, waste
“…Agriculture accounts for almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, and yet floods, drought, and the planet’s increasing climatic variability play with the fate of our food. Continuing on the current climate trajectory will mean a future of profound food insecurity, especially for developing nations…” (Bryce, 12/4).

Huffington Post: Voluntary Birth Control Is A Climate Change Solution Nobody Wants To Talk About
“…Access to voluntary birth control — which typically means pills, condoms, and IUDs — to reduce the 40 percent of unintended pregnancies per year worldwide will cut our collective human carbon footprint, and an increasing number of countries are factoring this in to their climate change plans, experts point out…” (Prois, 12/4).

Reuters: Lives depend on climate deal as islands bear brunt of health impact
“Small islands that bear the brunt of rising sea levels also face the greatest risk of diseases linked to a warmer planet, health leaders said on Saturday, as 13 million medical professionals added to the calls for a global climate pact. Hundreds of thousands more people will die every year from heat stroke and tropical illnesses unless negotiators in Paris can agree a strong global deal to cap global warming, the Global Climate and Health Alliance said…” (Lewis, 12/5).

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