Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Oxfam: climate change to harm food security - lower crop yields, higher crop losses from extreme weather (like 2010's)

See this ClimateProgress post: Oxfam: Extreme Weather Has Helped Push Tens of Millions into “Hunger and Poverty” in “Grim Foretaste” of Warmed World

From Oxfam's report:
"...[Besides the gradual decline in crop yields from climate change,] more frequent and extreme weather events will compound things further, creating shortages, destabilizing markets and precipitating price spikes, which will be felt on top of the structural price rises predicted by the models. One need not rely on imagination to understand how this could play out for the world’s poorest people. Looking at the toll extreme weather events are taking on global food security since 2010 alone paints an alarming picture."

"We will be judged by those who come after us, both by what we did do...and what we didn't the time given to us." (link)

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