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Hunger Is Growing as the World Warms Faster

Climate change is speeding up, and among its malign impacts is a setback for efforts to feed the world:  hunger is growing again.

1Food aid distribution in Kenya: Hunger is on the increase. (Image Credit: Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons) Click to Enlarge.

The global threat of hunger is growing again after years of progress in reducing it, the United Nations says, because of the effects of climate change.

It says this is just one aspect of a wider acceleration in the pace of the changes wrought by the world’s unremitting consumption of fossil fuels and the consequential rise in global temperatures..

The evidence that hunger and malnutrition are once again on the rise is published in a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on the state of the global climate in 2018.

The report, drawing on material from scientists, UN agencies and countries’ own meteorological services, says the physical signs and the impacts of climate change are speeding up as record greenhouse gas concentrations drive global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels.

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