“Climate change not only impacts weather patterns and our biodiversity, it also has a direct bearing on food security. And it’s engaging the full attention of researchers and scientists today.
In the latest major report released last month by the IPCC on the causes, effects and solutions of climate change, the impact on food security was isolated as an area of serious concern. In the report—the second of a series from the UN’s climate panel, the IPCC warned that all aspects of food security including availability of food, stability of food supply and utilisation of food, are potentially affected by climate change.”
“The Express got a first-hand look at some excerpts from the yet to be published book Impact of Climate Change on Food Security in Small Island Developing States. It notes that our climate is warming at a pace unparalleled in the history of the planet and that we no longer have the luxury of pretending that climate change is not happening.”
“Small island developing states are particularly at risk because of their small size, their geographic location. Because of their low-lying nature, sea level rise will inundate coastal areas,”.