NEAL KENY-GUYER, PORTLAND, ORE. (New York Times - Opinion)
The world is facing one of the largest food crises in more than 70 years, and climate change is only making it worse. Between 2030 and 2050, climate change could kill an additional 250,000 people every year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress.
Three out of four people on earth rely on agriculture and natural resources to survive. For these people the effects of climate change — jeopardized water and food sources and increased competition for them — are a matter of life and death.
We must address the urgent effects of climate change through a combination of international action, national policies and strong local programs to build stronger, more resilient and more peaceful communities.
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