Food for a growing world is facing a ‘perfect storm’ of declining yields, land degradation, water availability, land availability, climate change and exploding livestock numbers.
The roots of the Syrian refugee crisis lie in the years of extreme drought in that region. More than 100 million people have fled their homelands due to climate change induced drought, water scarcity, floods and extreme weather events.
Forests, the lungs of the planet, are under extreme threat. Up to a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions come from deforestation and forest degradation.
Climate chaos is already upon us, with a lot worse to come. Livestock production is a large and growing source of greenhouse gases, but is importantly the greatest source of shorter-term emissions.