Global hunger has become one of the most pressing issues our planet faces. The need to research the causes of this food shortage are more urgent than ever, and if we fail to act, the situation will only grow direr. Climate change and food shortage are both highly intricate, but their common ground is the area that is of greatest importance. Climate change has proven too much for global food production systems to bear, and as a result, climate-stressed regions are now experiencing food insecurity as well. Climate change has shaken the three pillars of food security—availability, access, and utilization—and it will be an enormous undertaking to shore them up. As diverse as the three components of food security are; they are all interdependent. Solutions to this crisis will require a well-rounded approach. Drawing conclusions from literary research and engaged experiential research with The Apeiron Institute of Providence, Rhode Island, this thesis discusses the most important ways that climate affects food security, and proposes the most needed and feasible solutions that should be pursued in the near future.


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A project based on independent investigation, submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies.

This paper was presented at the Second Annual Student Research Symposium, April 4, 2009, sponsored by the Global Studies Program at Providence College . The event provides recognition for excellent student scholarship in the field of Global Studies.



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