Life for the starving is not an issue for most of the world’s population.
But the fate of a million or so people in the world who are starving to death is.
And that is a problem that needs urgent attention.
A study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Oxford University’s Centre for Food Security and the Environment has just been published in the journal PLOS ONE.
They say that the hunger-related costs of global warming are worth billions of dollars every year.
“The global food crisis is the biggest and most consequential public health and economic challenge of our time,” says the paper’s lead author, Prof. Thomas E. Coates, director of IFPRI and a researcher at Oxford University.
“For the first time in human history, the world is experiencing a severe food crisis.
And the impact on human health and the environment is real.”
The study’s findings, according to co-author Dr. Robert W. Wrangham, a food scientist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is that the world population will rise by 10 billion people by 2050 and the world will need food supplies of 4 billion tonnes a year.
The authors estimate that the average human life expectancy will increase by 6 years and the life expectancy of the population will increase from 62 years to 77 years by 2050.
There will be a 1.5 billion increase in food insecurity in the year 2050.
“Our analysis suggests that, over the coming decades, we could potentially see the world become even more food insecure, especially for low-income groups and vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and children,” says co-senior author of the paper, Professors William C. Taylor and William H. Krashen, from the University and Oxford, respectively.
The report predicts that the cost of food security will grow to $7 trillion by 2050, with the biggest burden on low- and middle-income countries.
“We have to think about how we get out of this hole,” says Taylor, director, the Oxford Centre for Environmental Economics and Public Policy and co-director of the Oxford-Oxford Centre for Global Food Security.
The world has spent a lot of time talking about global food security and food security is not one of the major issues of our day.
But if we are to avoid serious environmental degradation and starvation, then we need to think much more about what we are going to do with our food.
The researchers have published a paper on the topic in PLOS Biology, which is the world journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The paper is titled “The food crisis: A cost of climate change and global food insecurity.”
They also point out that food insecurity is not the only threat to human health, and that there is a direct link between climate change, extreme weather and rising hunger rates.
“In the United States alone, we have seen an increase in extreme weather events, which are linked to an increase of extreme hunger,” says Coates.
“If we look at other countries, such in China and India, we see a direct correlation between climate and food insecurity.
This is because the food is produced in very harsh conditions.”
In a world with climate change in a severe climate, as in the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa, Coates explains, there are fewer sources of food for people to consume, especially those in the poorest countries.
This means that people are unable to buy what they need for their families.
“They are more vulnerable to extreme weather.
And this can lead to more food insecurity and hunger in poor countries,” he adds.
“This is a huge threat to the future of humanity, and to the world.
The study highlights the urgent need to take a serious look at climate change as a major threat to food security.”
The report states that if food security were to be achieved, the average life expectancy would increase by six years and there would be an additional $7 billion needed to address food insecurity by 2050 in the US alone.
In Australia, the authors point out the following: There are now an estimated 2.2 billion people in need of emergency food assistance in Australia, with many in need for the first-time ever.
About 80 percent of these people need immediate food assistance.
About half of these are in the most vulnerable areas, with more than 30 million people in Australia.
In addition, more than half of Australia’s population is aged 65 or older.
The average life-span of the average Australian person is around 71 years.
That means, at current rates, Australia could reach a population of almost 4.5 million people by 2030, with an additional 2.3 million people aged 65 and over needed to meet the country’s food needs.
The country is also facing a shortage of fresh produce, with Australia having a shortage in fresh produce at a rate of about 1.8 million tonnes a day, which would put it at the top of the food chain.
According to the report, if all Australians