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Africa: 'Perfect Storm' Awaits Farming and Fisheries If World Doesn't Curb Emissions

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Rome — If emissions continue to rise rapidly, nearly 90% of the world's population are projected to be exposed to losses of food production

The world needs to urgently cut its planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to avoid a "perfect storm" that will lead to simultaneous falls in food production from both farming and marine fisheries, researchers said.

If emissions continue to rise rapidly, nearly "90% of the world's population ... are projected to be exposed to losses of food production in both sectors" by 2100, according to a new study by researchers from countries such as France, the United States and Canada.

This amounts to about 7.2 billion people. In contrast, less than 3% of the

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