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August 9, 2019

UN report: Change land use to avoid a hungry future

  • If people change the way they eat, grow food and manage forests, it could help save the planet from a far warmer future.
  • By SETH BORENSTEIN and JAMEY KEATEN
    Associated Press

    GENEVA (AP) — Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth's land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific report says. That creates a vicious cycle which is already making food more expensive, scarcer and less nutritious.

    “The cycle is accelerating,” said NASA climate scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig, a co-author of the report. “The threat of climate change affecting people's food on their dinner table is increasing.”


     
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