Climate change could diminish the world’s ability to feed it’s inhabitants. Lydia Ramsey on the problems with water and weather.
A June report from the Global Sustainability Institute of Anglia Ruskin University found that by 2040, food prices will be four times higher than they were in 2000. Already, they’re already twice as high as they were in 2000
The basic problem areas:
- A warming planet leads to less food
- Droughts cut back on the food produced
- Flooding decreases the amount of available land for farming
- More frequent extreme weather makes it harder to have a reliable crop yield