Cracked Earth

World Food Shortages

Bill Hare of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany) predicts that with a 2°C increase in warming above pre-industrial levels as many as 5.5 billion people will be exposed to crop losses resulting from climatic changes.

At around a 3°C increase the changes could be catastrophic with whole regions becoming unsuitable for producing food and water stress exacerbated.

With a third of the worlds' population living in low lying areas less than 50 miles of the sea, sea level rises will cause massive displacement of peoples.