In addition, the push to use more of the world’s land to produce crops and lumber is contributing to climate change by eliminating natural wetlands and reducing forests that capture greenhouse gases, the author wrote.
Crop yields are already falling in some areas, deserts are spreading and plant diversity is waning, according to the report, one of a series aimed at driving discussions on climate change. The United Nations is hosting a summit next month in New York where it’s asking for plans to curb greenhouse gases.
The last four years were the hottest on record, and July matched a record for the hottest month. “There are many ecosystems throughout the world where we are already seeing the impacts of climate change and land use change, and it emphasizes the need for urgent action,” Jo House, one of the authors of the report and a professor at the University of Bristol, said in a conference call with reporters.
Individuals can take action, the authors said. Cutting down or eliminating the consumption of meat, which would reduce the need to clear land for large cattle ranches, and eating more grains and vegetables will help.
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