Number of malnourished children in 2050 will be 21% higher due to climate change

June 4, 2015


“By 2050, the number of people at risk of hunger as a result of climate change is expected to increase by 10 to 20 percent more than would be expected without climate change; and the number of malnourished children is expected to increase by 24 million – 21 percent more than without climate change.”World Food Programme, Martin Parry et al., “Climate Changeand Hunger: Responding to the Challenge,” (Rome, 2009), 4, accessed May 28, 2014,

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