As the new IPCC report shows, climate change is a far greater threat to food security than any proposed climate action. Consider the following estimates from the report:

10%-25%: Projected increase in losses in global yields of rice, maize and wheat per degree of warming

$63 billion: Cost of losses and adaptation to crops with 1.5°C of warming

$128 billion: Cost of losses and adaptation to crops with 3°C of warming

5%: Decline in marine animal biomass for every 1°C of warming

2: Multiple by which marine heat waves are estimated to have increased in frequency between 1982 and 2016

550 million: Number of agricultural workers and small-scale fishers around the world who face significant losses above 1.5°C of warming

Another new report detailing the climate change threat to food security, this one from Australia: https://apo.org.au/node/316830

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Alan S. Miller is co-author of “Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now!”. His full bio and links to writing are available at alansmiller.com

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Alan S. Miller

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Alan S. Miller is co-author of “Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now!”. His full bio and links to writing are available at alansmiller.com

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