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Climate Change Will Spur Droughts, Cut Food Output, FAO Says

Climate change will cause more droughts and reduce food production, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization said.

Water levels in rivers and aquifers will decline in semi-arid regions of the Americas, Australia and southern Africa, which are already dry, the Rome-based FAO said in a report today. In Asia, crop-growing areas that rely on snowmelt and mountain glaciers for water will also be affected, it said.