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In the media: Tad Homer-Dixon on food security & climate change

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How climate change's effect on agriculture can lead to war

ENV in the media iconProducing 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 UAE 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.

Read more about his talk at Newsweek Europe and learn about the key takeaways from the World Government Summit panel talk.