The 2022 baby formula shortage isn’t a climate topic in itself, but given that climate change exacerbates issues of food and water insecurity, observing the United States’ response to this food emergency can provide insights for how prepared we are for the all-but-certain food emergencies in our future. During Covering Climate Now’s Joint Coverage Week on Food & Water, Ethan reflects on the baby formula shortage from a climate lens in this week’s “Tip of the Iceberg.”
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Writer: Ethan Brown, Shannon Damiano, Maxwell Pociask, Naomi Rubin, Maddy Schmidt
Fact Checker: Hallie Cordingley
Editor: Will Andronico
Producers: Ethan Brown, Megan Crimmins, Shannon Damiano
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Music: Brett Sawka
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