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Title: Climate Change and Food Security
Authors: David Lobell Marshall Burke
Keywords: Climatic changes
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Springer
Description: Why Read This Book? The Earth is clearly warming. Mounting evidence from around the globe has removed virtually any serious doubt over this fact, and also over whether the main culprit is human emissions of heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2 ). These emis- sions have been the product of a march towards better economic living standards, and for much of the world this march has led people out of a life of hunger and poverty and into one of relative comfort and security. But many have been left behind, and roughly 1 billion people continue to live under poverty and with insecure access to food. In an average day, more than 20,000 children die from hunger related causes. A large majority of the world’s poor continue to live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Given that agriculture everywhere remains dependent on weather, changes in climate have the potential to disproportionally affect these poor populations. But what, precisely, will human-induced climate changes mean for the globe’s billion poor? How will climate change interact with the many other factors that affect the future of food production and food security?
ISBN: 978-90-481-2953-9
Appears in Collections:Food Security Studies

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