How Climate Change May Affect Nutrition [INFOGRAPHIC]

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How Climate Change May Affect Nutrition [INFOGRAPHIC]

Globally, hunger AKA food insecurity affects 821 million people, or nearly one in ten people, with those in developing countries at the highest risk. After years of decline in global hunger, the sudden spike in hunger statistics catches our attention and paints a worrisome picture. Climate related food insecurity results in the demand for humanitarian aid for 29 million people with 3.9 million of these people requiring urgent, life-saving assistance. Climate change hits the environment hard, and in turn our health suffers as well.

If trends continue, by 2050 the effects of climate change on our food system could result in additional 4.8 million malnourished children worldwide. The dangers of lowered food availability, tightened demand, and skyrocketed prices reflect our damaged farming systems that are struggling to adapt. Today, United States federal crop insurance encourages farmers to continue planting on degraded land by overing payouts for the below average crop yields, effectively laying the gr