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That has changed: According to the latest data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations hunger affected 815 million people in 2016, 38 million more than 2015, and malnutrition is threatening millions more.In the FAO's press release, "climate-related shocks" becomes "climate change".The best evidence comes from the United Nations' climate change panel, the IPCC, which has clearly shown that there has been no overall increase in droughts.Relying on climate policies to fight hunger is doomed.In fact, well-intentioned policies to combat global warming could very well be exacerbating hunger. That means that the hunger of around 30 million people today can likely be attributed to these bad policies.Investing an extra $88 billion in agricultural R&D over the next 32 years would increase yields by an additional 0.4 percentage points every year, which could save 79 million people from hunger and prevent 5 million cases of child malnourishment.By the end of the century, the extra-increase in agricultural productivity would be far greater than the damage to agricultural productivity suggested by even the worst-case scenarios of the effects of global warming.
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