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Global warming and food

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Climate change and your food: Ten facts

What a warming worlds means for agriculture and feeding the planet

Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves.

Help spread the word about the implications of climate change for global food security: Select a fact, and then the pop-up Twitter icon that appears to tweet it. We’ve bolded a few tweetable tidbits as suggestions for you.

Tag a tweet with #COP21 to let world leaders gathered in Paris know that feeding the planet demands action on#ClimateChange.

 

75% of the world’s poor & food insecure people rely on agriculture & natural resources for their livelihoods
FAO estimates that world food production must rise 60% to keep pace with demographic change. #ClimateChange puts this at risk.
According to @IPPC, crop yield declines of 10-25% may be widespread by 2050 due to #ClimateChange
Rising temperatures are predicted to reduce catches of the world’s main fish species by 40%.

Read the full article: FAO

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.