Climate change causes an estimated 400,000 deaths every year, mainly due to hunger and communicable diseases that affect children above all others, trapping poor households in food insecurity and poverty.
Recent studies predict that an additional 600 million people could soon be affected by global warming if action is not taken. Just to put that in perspective - that's over 9 times the population of the United Kingdom.
An additional 600 million people could soon be effected by climate change.
How does climate change threaten food and nutrition security?
Since the 1990s, the number of catastrophes linked to climate change has more than doubled, affecting more than 95 million people in 2013.*** As well as causing more frequent and intense flooding and droughts, climate change makes land and water more scarce and difficult to access, and increases in agricultural productivity even harder to achieve.
Every decade, the main crops that we live on such as wheat, rice and corn could be reduced by two per cent, according to the International Panel of Experts on Climate Change (IPCC). This will mean less access to food and a reduction in its quality, which in turn will increase the risk of hunger and the breakdown of food systems.
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*FAO, IFAD and WFP, The state of food insecurity in the world 2015.Objectifs internationaux 2015 de réduction de la faim: des progrès inégaux. Rome, 2015, FAO
** UNPD, 2008, Human Development Report 2007/2008 - Fighting climate change: human solidarity in a divided world
***Oxfam, What Happened to the Seasons, 2013