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Environments 2017, 4(2), 38; doi:10.3390/environments4020038

Climate Change and Food In/Security: A Critical Nexus

Division of Sociology, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, 14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332, Singapore
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Received: 22 February 2017 / Revised: 27 April 2017 / Accepted: 16 May 2017 / Published: 19 May 2017
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Abstract

The issue of climate change has been gaining widespread attention and concern as it has the ability to directly/indirectly affect our standard of living and quality of life. It has often been postulated that changes in climate would have a vast effect on food production systems and that food security might be threatened due to increasing climate change. However, it seems that research on climate change and food in/security has often been one-sided; with climate change being identified as the cause of food insecurity and not how the systems in place to ensure food security have exacerbated the issue of climate change. This paper thus seeks to give a more balanced view and thus understanding of the complex relationship between climate change and food security by critically examining both systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; food security; soil; water; food availability climate change; food security; soil; water; food availability
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Islam, M.S.; Wong, A.T. Climate Change and Food In/Security: A Critical Nexus. Environments 2017, 4, 38.

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