Climate change, one of most pressing global problems of our time, has been reduced to a punch line — right when high temperatures, reduced rainfall, and drought have pushed the cost of maize and soybeans to record highs.
A view of mangrove shoots planted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and others on Tarawa, an atoll in the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati, on September 4, 2011. (Eskinder Debebe/ United Nations Photo /Flickr)
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