Features: Global Warming

Global warming could worsen malnutrition as food shortages loom in the developing world “The food price crisis of last year really was a wake-up call to a lot of people that we are going to have 50 percent more people on the surface of the Earth by 2050.” — Gerald Nelson, author of a new International Food Policy Research Institute report Twenty-five million more children will go hungry by the middle of this century, as climate change leads to food shortages and soaring prices for staples such as rice, wheat, maize and soya beans.

If global warming goes unchecked, all regions of the world will be affected, but the most vulnerable – south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa – will be hit hardest by failing crop yields, according to the report, prepared by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Related links at: By 2050, 25m more children will go hungry as climate change leads to food crisis»

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