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Climate to wreak havoc on food supply, predicts report

July 16, 2011

From BBC

By Jennifer Carpenter

Some areas in the tropics face famine because of failing food production, an
international research group says.

The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) predicts large
parts of South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa will be worst affected.

Its report points out that hundreds of millions of people in these regions
are already experiencing a food crisis.

“We are starting to see much more clearly where the effects of climate change
on agriculture could intensify hunger and poverty,” said Patti Kristjanson, an
agricultural economist with the CCAFS initiative that produced the report.

A leading climatologist told BBC News that agriculturalists had been slow to
use global climate models to pinpoint regions most affected by rising
temperatures.

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