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.
Listen to the full interview below