New UN Climate Science Report

Climate Change impacts on food

Development and green groups warn of impending food crisis from climate change, based on new UN climate science report.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN’s climate science panel, today released the second part of its five-yearly review into the state of climate science, this one with a focus on the impacts of climate change.

“The report finds that climate change is already harming food production and causing food-price spikes but its predictions are even more grave for the future.”

“The report finds that even at just one degree of warming there are negative impacts for major crops like wheat, rice and corn.” Lidy Nacpil, director of Jubilee South APMDD, a campaign group in the Philippines and a member of the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice said.

“You no longer need to be a climate scientist to see the evidence that carbon pollution in the system is polluting our skies and killing people, its poisoning our oceans and killing our fish, its destroying our land and killing our food.”

“Scientists have rung the last alarm bell with this report – rich industrialized countries can no longer protect the interests of corporations who pollute whilst refusing to face up to the costs of that pollution to people’s lives and to the planet,” said Asad Rehman Head of International Climate at Friends of the Earth EWNI, a UK based member of the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice.

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