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The vicious cycle of agriculture
Producing a fifth of the world's carbon emissions, CIGI Chair of Global Systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs Thomas Homer-Dixon says agricultural production processes must be adapted. As emissions cause increased temperatures, larger storms, droughts and flooding follow. And, he says, the least resilient area, Sub-Saharan Africa will feel the worst of the effects. The National AEU article actually misquotes Homer-Dixon, saying we experience atmospheric radiation "as consequential as 400 Hiroshima bombs a day". That number is, in fact a staggering 400,000 bombs a day.
Speaking at a panel talk at the 2017 World Government Summit, Homer-Dixon points out another corollary effect of climate change, it's role in world conflicts.