Archive for July 18th, 2019

18/07/2019

Rising CO2, Climate Change Projected to Reduce Availability of Nutrients Worldwide

Human Wrongs Watch

17 July 2019 (IFPRI)* One of the biggest challenges to reducing hunger and undernutrition around the world is to produce foods that provide not only enough calories but also make enough necessary nutrients widely available.

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New research finds that, over the next 30 years, climate change and increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) could significantly reduce the availability of critical nutrients such as protein, iron, and zinc, compared to a future without it.

The total impacts of climate change shocks and elevated levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are estimated to reduce growth in global per capita nutrient availability of protein, iron, and zinc by 19.5%, 14.4%, and 14.6%, respectively.

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18/07/2019

US Defunds UNFPA for Third Consecutive Year– on Misconceived Assumptions

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 2019 (IPS)*The Trump administration, in its continued hostility towards the United Nations– and as part of its policy aimed at undermining multilateral institutions and international commitments– has withheld its annual contributions to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) – for the third consecutive year.

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