Global food collapse looms amid heat and water stress, warns new study


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In a recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers used a large-dimensional computational model to investigate the effects of heat and water stress on global food security and food production. Their results indicate that by 2050, food production worldwide could decline by up to 14%, with an increase of up to 1.36 billion people experiencing severe levels of food insecurity, highlighting the critical need for addressing water and heat stress in climate change policies. Persons with severe food insecurity by region in 2050 relative to 2020 (% population range). Model output; maps generated using ArcGIS Pro 3.3 (