UN Admits It Can’t Link Global Warming To Spike In World Hunger, Does It Anyway

A United Nations report admits it’s “impossible” to link man-made global warming to a jump in world hunger statistics, but then goes ahead and does make that link anyway.

The new U.N. report estimated global warming helped increase the number of people around the world suffering from chronic hunger and undernourishment, which was mainly driven by violent conflicts in poor countries.

The U.N.’s mainline findings claim global warming compounded food shortages and famine driven by economic slowdowns and violent conflict, while an accompanying Q&A document makes another stunning admission about global warming.

“Although it is impossible to establish a causal relation, the impact of climate change-related phenomena (such as the higher frequency of extreme events, be them floods or drought) cannot be ruled out as one of the causes for the reduced per capita availability of food in several countries,” the U.N. admitted.

Even so, the U.N. warned droughts and floods, “linked in part to El Niño phenomenon and climate-related shocks,” hurt food production, they can’t say for sure this is behind the increase in global hunger. The U.N. even admits global food production was high enough to feed everyone on the planet, despite weather shocks.

The U.N. still claimed global warming was a compounding factor behind the spike in hunger statistics.

“Conflict, especially when compounded by climate change, is, therefore, a key factor explaining the apparent reversal in the long-term declining trend in global hunger, thereby posing a major challenge to ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030,” the U.N. reported.

Many in the media pointed fingers at global warming.

The New York Times editorial board highlighted the study’s grim findings, reporting hunger was on the rise “because of scourges like global warming and civil conflicts that show little sign of abating.”

The newspaper claimed “rising civil strife and climate disruption in explaining the sudden downturn” in success for fighting global hunger. Undernourishment increased from 777 million to 815 million people from 2015 to 2016, the U.N. estimated.

“Compounding these problems globally are the disruptions of climate change — droughts and floods, as well as political crises and severe economic drops in nations reliant on commodity exports, the study found,” wrote The New York Time’s editorial board.

However, most malnourished people “live in countries affected by conflict,” the U.N. said.

“Over the past ten years, the number of violent conflicts around the world has increased significantly, in particular in countries already facing food insecurity, hitting rural communities the hardest and having a negative impact on food production and availability,” the U.N. notes.

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    Sonnyhill

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    We’re fatter and so are our pets. We’re turning food into fuel, our dumpsters could feed Africa. If climate activists can circle the globe, so can food. The real problem is will and logistics, not climate.

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    Gator

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    If these genocidal frauds at the UN really cared about saving human lives, they would stop the 1.5 trillion dollars being spent to combat weather, and use it to actually save lives.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    At two of our towns local restruants their putting the old used cooking oil into a large collection bin to be refined into fuel i guess the truck comes every some many months to collect the stuff just think of all the fossil fueled used

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      Sonnyhill

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      There’s a good chance that the collection truck runs on recycled cooking oil. Disposal issues solved.

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    Amber

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    The UN needs to start collecting from laggard countries who act oh so self righteous ( Canada ) and get off their globalization agenda .
    They have actively created the overblown fraud “the earth has a fever ” for political and financial gain . This was just another attempt to shake down USA citizens while leech countries tried to get a free ride .
    The UN needs to cut their overblown administration spending, collect from those countries that are members
    and restore credibility by walking away from further promotion of
    an overblown fraud . President Trump is 100 % correct .
    Next time Canada’s Prime Minister Photo Op speaks they need to provide more Kleenex and attendance might improve .
    While the USA is trying to reduce taxes Canada wants to tax more of the people who have the nerve to earn over $150,000 and consider them to be rich .If Prime Minister Photo Op doesn’t take it off “the rich ” the imposition of a carbon tax will ensure the poor get poorer . Hollow out the middle class , disincentive risk takers
    that employee people and grow the poor pie . All from
    a Liberal still walking around with a silver spoon and such a deep understanding of fiscal affairs claiming budgets balance themselves .
    The UN is full of these globalists who are happy to dine at someone elses buffet .

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    David Lewis

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    The UN is so use to lying it is contradicting itself. In its Fifth Assessment Report is says that extreme weather events do not appear to be increasing. Yet, in this article they state increasing droughts and floods are compounding hunger caused by military conflicts. How can that be if they are not increasing?

    There is no doubt that military conflicts often cause hunger, usually the innocent are the victims.

    I don’t have the numbers but there is little doubt all of the corn being turned into ethanol for fuel could easily feed the hungry of the world. However, to fair and realistic, there might be trouble getting the food to those that need it.

    Don’t forget that the earth has warmed only one degree since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Yet, I have heard or read man made climate change being blamed for racism, unequal treatment of women, wars in areas where there has always been wars, and a host of other maladies. The activists continue to follow their formula that if something is bad, then climate change is the cause.

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    Sonnyhill

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    The easiest way to feed the third world is to grow wheat. Fill boats with wheat and sail for Africa. You can eat wheat right from the bin, but we like it as bread and pasta . The varieties of hard wheat grown for human consumption might yield 50 bushels per acre. White corn, grown for human consumption, yields about 140 bushels /acre. Average yield per acre for yellow corn is 170 bushels.
    My point is that if land is switched from corn we end up with less grain. Increase the incentive for farmers to grow wheat and they’ll plant it.

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