Climate Change: One of the key contributors to hunger, says report

Climate change is one of the primary contributors to hunger and poor nutrition in children globally, according to a new report.

The study examined diet diversity in children 5 years and younger. Diet diversity – the number of types of foods that someone eats – is an indicator of diet quality and is usually linked to malnutrition.

Globally, over 190 million children under the age of 5 are classified as stunted or wasted, according to the United Nations’ recent annual report on global food security. However, approximately 700 million people are considered hungry/undernourished, with that figure expected to rise to 840 million by 2030.