USDA Report explains Effects of Climate Change on Global Food Security
Climate change is not an issue just for animal and plant species, but for humans too. A new report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) showed that climate change may have a negative impact on global food security. It means we may have less food in future due to climate change.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released the major scientific assessment in the COP-21 Paris Climate Conference. In a statement, Vilsack said, “Accurately identifying needs and vulnerabilities, and effectively targeting adaptive practices and technologies across the full scope of the food system, are central to improving global food security in a changing climate”.
Claudia Tebaldi, a researcher at NCAR and co-author of the report, said it is very important to tackle greenhouse gas emissions today. If world fails in doing so, there will be no option in future to stop climate change from affecting production and distribution of food in future, Tebaldi explained. US president Barack Obama has announced that the country will reduce emissions of greenhouse gas by more than 25% below 2005 levels by 2025.
World leaders are discussing climate change seriously. It shows that they know climate change is a serious issue which could affect whole supply chain that could have disastrous results. The USDA report explains how global warming could affect our food security. The report is a result of contribution from 19 Federal, nongovernmental, academia and intergovernmental organizations in four nations.