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Namibia: More People, Less Food - Climate Change Threatens Food Production

The world population is likely to grow from the 6.9 billion recorded in 2010 to somewhere between 8 and 10.5 billion by 2050.

The path of future population growth is uncertain and can be affected by critical development initiatives related to gender equity and access to health services, including reproductive healthcare. Whether future population growth follows the low, medium, or high variant will have important implications for society's ability to address the climate crisis.

The pressing question is why a four degree Celsius warmer world must be avoided. New scientific analyses have examined the likely impacts of present day two degree Celsius and four degree Celsius warming on agricultural production, water resources, and coastal vulnerability for affected populations.

Photo Credit: Carsten ten Brink

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