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Aug 08, 2019
Longer heat waves and more intense downpours could prompt global food crisis, U.N. panel warns

If climate change is left unchecked, rising temperatures, extreme weather and land degradation could trigger a global food crisis, according to a report released Thursday by a United Nations panel. And scientists say they are already seeing this domino effect play out: This spring, huge swaths of the Midwest were affected by heavy rain and floods that soaked fields and significantly delayed farmers from planting crops.

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