Food security and farming

The charge

The Climate and Ecological Emergency is a Crime Against Humanity perpetrated by the rich and powerful against the poor and vulnerable.

They have allowed climate chaos to bring food insecurity to millions of people.

The evidence

Climate change will threaten up to a third of food production areas around the world if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at their current rate, new research suggests.

Countries that are least responsible for causing climate change are the ones suffering most from its effects, especially regarding food insecurity and nutrient deficiencies.

Food insecurity is especially felt in the Global South, where people rely on small-scale agriculture and are more vulnerable to droughts, flooding and extreme weather.   

Many of the world’s most important food-growing areas will see temperatures increase and rainfall patterns alter drastically if temperatures rise by about 3.7C, the forecast increase if emissions stay high. Areas in south and south-eastern Asia and Africa’s Sudano-Sahelian zone are especially vulnerable. In the near time, reduced crop productivity associated with heat and drought stress and rainfall changes is a present and increasing near-term threat.