Evidence Aid's February Newsletter

27 February, 2024

Hello everyone,

Evidence Aid's latest bulletin is now available here: https://evidenceaid.org/evidence-aid-newsletter-26-february-2024/

The start of 2024 was marked with a record-breaking discovery — not only was last month the warmest January on record, but it was also reported that the world just experienced a 12-month period of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial reference period (1). 2023 was already our planet’s hottest year in global records spanning back to 1850, with the previous warmest January being in 2020 (2). The evidence is clear: these temperatures will only continue to rise without deference to our world’s food systems. Climate change and food insecurity are not crises of distinct natures. In fact, it is likely that one cannot and should not be examined without consideration of the other. Climate change influences weather patterns, causing heat waves, heavy rainfall, and droughts. Considering that about 80% of the global population most at risk from crop failures and hunger live in regions of the world most vulnerable to changing El Niño weather patterns, any effective solution to such crises must consider traversing nature (3, 4). As such, this month’s newsletter aims to shed light on the relationship between two intersecting crises, highlighting several summaries which address the complex relationship between both climate change and food insecurity.

1. https://climate.copernicus.eu/copernicus-2024-world-experienced-warmest-....

2. https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/2023-was-worlds-hottest-yea...

3. https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2022/10/17/what-you-need-to-kn...

4. https://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/repairing-roof-when-sun-out

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Sumra Ali, Personal Assistant

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HIFA profile: Sumra Ali is a Personal Assistant at Evidence Aid, and is based in the United States. Professional interests: Humanitarian aid, global health, evidence-based decision-making Sali AT evidenceaid.org