Climate Change To Push Another 50 Million Towards Hunger By 2050

March 25, 2014 / No Comments

The UN climate talks in Poland, a few months back, had brought forward another impending and gloomy scenario that the world faces thanks to the global climate change coupled with increasing population.

With the world set to discuss the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Japan, hunger seems to be one of the biggest threats that the planet will face in the next few decades.

Droughts in China and Far East Climate Change To Push Another 50 Million Towards Hunger By 2050

Not that it was a non-existent phenomenon before, but the report predicts that additional 50 million people will be pushed into the dark clutches of hunger by 2050.

With both land and agricultural resources becoming more and more limited, it seems that the world is headed on a path that could end with war, famine and a complete crash in existing food and water systems.

The scenario is hardly a myth, as the poorer and less privileged nations of the world are already facing the wrath of this social and economic disparity.

Coconut farms destroyed in Philippines Climate Change To Push Another 50 Million Towards Hunger By 2050

So, how does climate change push us over the brink, you ask? With disasters like typhoon Haiyan in Philippines making their presence felt on a regular basis in the next decade or two, or reliance on agriculture might end up being the Achilles heel.

Not only are livelihoods and homes lost, but also hundreds and thousands of acres of agricultural land is destroyed in a matter of days. This could eventually push an already wobbling food system over the edge.

The solutions exist in the form of both immediate emission reductions and creation of an adaptable system for the underdeveloped nations that will help them cope with natural disasters. But the time to make that difference is running out; and fast!