Is climate change pushing the world into hunger?

by Jose Hong

Photo: Workers harvesting rice in Thailand, using their sickles, before the threshing and winnowing. With climate change, rising sea levels are threatening rice fields and the region’s supply of the grain will come under more pressure. [Wang Hui Fen/ST Photos]

As South-east Asia’s population grows rapidly, decreasing rice yields as well as the increasingly erratic weather brought by a warming world will place ever more stress on a region where millions still do not have enough access to food

  • World Hunger Education
    Service
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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.

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