New Reports Find Climate Change May Impact Global Food and Health
March 7, 2016
The Washington Post (3/2) reported on a new study that finds climate change will hamper the growth of global food production. As a result, the world will be able to feed 500,000 fewer people in 2050.
The Washington Post (2/26) also reported on a new U.N. report on global pollinators – the first of its kind on a global scale. The report finds a variety of factors, including climate change, are leading pollinator populations to decline around the world.
The Atlantic (2/24) reviewed research linking climate change and disease to explore how rising global temperatures could help mosquitoes, such as those carrying the Zika virus, spread to new locations.
Reuters (3/2) reported on the new Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) forest monitoring tool developed by University of Maryland and Google. The tool provides near real-time information and analysis about deforestation in Peru, the Republic of Congo, and Indonesia.
GLAD is accessible on the Global Forest Watch website. A GFW blog (2/29) discusses tree cover loss in the three countries.
Katherine serves as the social media manager, content entry and work flow coordinator for Climatelinks. She assists with research and writing, such as the weekly news summaries. Katherine has a Bachelor's degree in International Relations with a focus on environmental resources. She previously worked at Americans for Peace Now, a non-profit dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Katherine is committed to helping solve the climate crisis and is excited to apply her skills on the Climatelinks team.