More than two billion people on the planet are threatened by food insecurity– they do not consistently have access to safe and nutritious food. And climate change is making things even more difficult.
Climate change can reduce crop yields in a myriad of ways, such as water shortages, flooding, heatwaves and increased pest damage. A 1 degree Celsius (1.8 Fahrenheit) rise in mean temperature can lead to a 10% drop in crop yields.
As climate change progresses and weather becomes more unpredictable, the world’s food supply will continue to decline– unless changes are made to the way we grow, ship, process and distribute food.
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Source: The Carbon Almanac Footnotes