Here’s what the IPCC report says about food and farming
Our feeds lit up yesterday with alarming headlines accompanied by images of flames and floods as the international press digested a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The takeaway: Global warming is unavoidable, but there’s still time to avoid the worst consequences if we act immediately. So what does this mean for food and farming? Yahoo News dug into the details. Climate-related risks to food security are projected to rise, and the frequency and severity of food shortages may also increase as crops fail due to drought or extreme heat. Warming oceans will shift the ranges of species fished for seafood (a phenomenon that’s already begun), and biodiversity on land will suffer, too. As always, scientists urge a focus on more sustainable land use and planning.