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Extreme Weather Means Extreme Food Prices Worldwide, Aid Agency Warns
Somali girls line up to receive a hot meal in Mogadishu last year after the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in decades, compounded by war, put millions in danger of starvation. Roberto Schmmidt/AFP/Getty Images
npr.org - by Elizabeth Shogren - September 6, 2012
Reducing greenhouse gases and saving the polar bears tend to dominate discussions on climate change. But to the booming world population, one climate change issue may be even more pressing – hunger.
A new report by a leading international relief agency warns that climate change will increase the risk of large spikes in global food prices in the future, and lead to more hungry people in the world.
Oxfam report - Extreme Weather, Extreme Prices
Food and Agriculture Organization report - The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2011