United Nations Releases Alarmist Report Blaming Food Shortages on ‘Climate Shocks’
The United Nations (UN) is blaming rising world hunger rates on “climate shocks,” a new propaganda term devised by globalists to scare the masses into buying their global warming scam.
A report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released on Monday claims that 820 million people were impacted by malnourishment in 2016, which is up from 785 million the year before, according to the newest available data. Roughly 2 billion people suffer from food insecurity at a moderate or severe level, which the report attributes to the ill-effects of climate change.
“Economic shocks are contributing to prolonging and worsening the severity of food crises caused primarily by conflict and climate shocks,” the FAO claims in their new report.
The areas most affected by this problem are Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Western Asia. The individuals behind the report admit that the lagging economies of these areas, which typically have high levels of corruption and low levels of personal freedom, contribute significantly to their food shortages, but want to specifically highlight climate change’s impact.
“Overall, it is hard to separate the contribution of each of the three drivers individually to prevalence of undernourishment. This is because economic shocks can directly contribute to undernourishment but also indirectly by exacerbating the effects of conflict and climate shocks,” said Arif Husain, Chief Economist and Director of Research, Assessment and Monitoring of the World Food Program, which helped publish the report.
Husain also used another neologism devised by globalists to monger fear about global warming: “climate vulnerability.”
“We do, however, know that in 2018 at least 113 million people experienced acute hunger at crises and emergency levels,” he said. “Conflict was the key driver for 74 million people; followed by climate vulnerability as the main reason for another 29 million people; and economic shocks as the primary driver for 10 million people.”
Unsurprisingly, the UN demands more globalism and centralized power as the solutions to the problem of hunger.
“We need food systems that are sustainable, nutritious, inclusive and efficient,” said Gilbert F. Houngbo, president of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development, at UN headquarters in New York City on Monday. “This means supporting a system that first protects the planet and second provides nutritious and diverse food.”
“It is crystal clear to me that any single project today has to automatically embed a climate change dimension,” he added.
“The most urgent area for action is climate change,” wrote UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin in the introduction for the report. “If we do not cut record-high greenhouse gas emissions now, global warming is projected to reach 1.5°C in the coming decades.”
They admit that there is enough food produced around the world to allieviate world hunger, but are too economically illiterate to realize that market-based capitalism is the most efficient method to widely distribute it.
“Frankly, we already produce over 4 billion tons of food annually, of which a third is wasted,” Husain said.
“Bottom line—we produce more than enough to feed everyone today despite all this waste. Increasing production is good but it won’t solve the hunger problem unless we make food affordable and accessible to all—particularly those living in conflict stricken places around the world,” he added.
Earlier this year, the UN invented another term, “climate apartheid,” to scare the masses about the weather. They will continue to use their billion-dollar budgets, subsidized largely by the U.S. government, to wage this propaganda war in the name of environmentalism until they are ultimately defunded.