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Rising carbon dioxide is decreasing nutrition in crops and endangering health among the less wealthy
Matthew Smith and Samuel S Myers
Carbon dioxide levels are rising globally. The increasing CO2 levels reduce the concentration of nutrients in many of the crops that are consumed worldwide (wheat, rice, barley, maize, legumes, and potatoes). The larger effects for human health are concentrated in regions that heavily rely on these crops for their nutrition such as South and Southeast Asia, North Africa, and the …