Food, Health and Water: Coping With Climate change
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Updated on: 30 Apr 2021
Our health is closely connected to our planet’s health. For example, higher atmospheric CO₂ has been linked to lower levels of protein, iron and zinc in the crops we grow . In fact, our entire food production system is threatened by climate change , from managing water supplies to unpredictable weather and seasonal patterns . Without adaptation, climate change could reduce global crop yields by as much as 5-30% by 2050 .
1. Adapting Agriculture
Across the world, farming can look very different - from harvesting cranberries on wetland bogs to producing milk from camels. This means there is a huge variety of ways farmers can adapt .