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Climate change poses severe and distinct threats to food security, and could subject an additional 600 million people to malnutrition by 2080, a United Nations human rights expert warned on Tuesday.

"Increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather, rising temperatures and sea levels, as well as floods and droughts have a significant impact on the right to food", said Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, in a news release.

Find the release on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights site.

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