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#ClimateChange could put 50 million more people at risk of #hunger by 2050. Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by decades but our global food system is woefully unprepared to cope with the challenge. The warning comes as governments gather in Japan at the #IPCC, to agree a major new scientific report, which is expected to show that the impacts of climate change on food will be far more serious and will hit much sooner than previously thought. More at: oxf.am/icZ
Climate scientists sometimes talk about something called "climate departure" as a way of measuring when climate change has really changed things. It's the moment when average temperatures, either in a specific location or worldwide, become so impacted by climate change that the old climate is left behind.
"Climate Change Linked to Ozone Loss: May Result in More Skin Cancer ScienceDaily (July 26, 2012) — For decades, scientists have known that the effects of global climate change could have a potentially devastating impact across the globe, but Harvard researchers say there is now evidence that it may also have a dramatic impact on public health..."
This is from a working paper about how climate change could affect agriculture & humanity’s ability to feed itself. The paper is discussed in The New York Times: green.blogs.nytim... You can read the paper, to see what you think about it, here: ase.tufts.edu/...
Hillary Clinton On Climate Change, Poaching: We Are In A Race Against Time. "We still live in a state of denial," Clinton suggested, regarding the future impacts of climate change. "We see it, we experience it, but we have a great deal of difficulty in summoning the political will ... to address it."