Nature and Environmental Writer: Katie Byng-Hall Investigates The Concerning UN Report And The Factors Surrounding It
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The UN has released a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which reveals that climate change is threatening the world's food supply.
The report, compiled by 100 experts from 52 countries in the UN, states that land and water resources across the planet are being exploited at an “unprecedented rate” for the sake of food production.
Global warming has a multitude of detrimental effects on the food supply chain. The warming atmosphere is boosting extreme weather conditions, soil loss, and land degradation. Rising temperatures are cutting crop yields and harming livestock. Higher CO2 levels are reducing foods' nutritional values.