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Hayek, M.N., McDermid, S.P. & Jamieson, D.W. An appeal to cost undermines food security risks of delayed mitigation. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 418–419 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0766-4
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