Climate change, food security and population health in the Anthropocene


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The Anthropocene is commonly seen as a period of great potential to further improve human health and other aspects of human well-being, including food security, reflected, for example, by the Sustainable Development Goals. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is similarly generally optimistic, including with regard to its global food security outlook, apart from far in the future if global temperatures reach 5°C above preindustrial levels. Similarly, the Food and Agricultural Organization has reported falling hunger despite rising global food prices. We challenge this optimism, analyzing datasets and the wider literature. We may be flying blind toward a mountain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Anthropocene
EditorsDominick Dellasala, Michael Goldstein
Place of PublicationOxford, United Kingdom
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780128135761
ISBN (Print)9780128096659
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameEncyclopedia of the Anthropocene

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