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Is climate change to blame for world hunger?

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation is making that link.

Their stats show global hunger is on the rise after more than a decade of decline which they put down to violent conflict and climate-related shocks like floods and droughts.

But in a recent press release, the organisation has ditched the term ‘climate-related shocks’ for climate change.

Climate expert Bjorn Lomborg has called the UN out for this, pointing out the consequences of fighting global hunger with climate policy.

“Hunger is a big problem, and for a long time, we have solved it.

Mr Lomborg tells Chris Smith climate change policy and labelling world hunger as a result of climate change is the most costly and least effective way to help.

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