Hungry Because of Change

Food, vulnerability, and climate

Authored by: Alison Reiheld

The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138809130
eBook ISBN: 9781315745503
Adobe ISBN: 9781317595502

10.4324/9781315745503.ch19

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Abstract

While many still seek to prevent or mitigate anthropogenic climate change, others focus on adaptation to the consequences of climate change. One much-discussed consequence of climate change is sea level rise. It has become the subject of many an article, editorial, and speculative fiction novel, including Paolo Bacigalupi’s books The Drowned Cities and the award-winning Ship Breaker, both of which are set in a future US where the coastal areas are much changed and a civil war grips areas which did not take adaptive measures. More serious still are the impacts climate change is likely to have not only on the production of food but on the global supply chains of food on which so many now depend impacts which render people vulnerable and give rise to moral obligations to reduce that vulnerability.

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