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One-Third of Global Food Production Threatened by Climate Change

SciTechDaily (MAY 14, 2021)

Titre : One-Third of Global Food Production Threatened by Climate Change

New estimates show that if greenhouse gases continue growing at current rates, large regions at risk of being pushed into climate conditions in which no food is grown today.

SciTechDaily (MAY 14, 2021)

Présentation
Climate change is known to negatively affect agriculture and livestock, but there has been little scientific knowledge on which regions of the planet would be touched or what the biggest risks may be. New research led by Aalto University assesses just how global food production will be affected if greenhouse gas emissions are left uncut. The study is published in the prestigious journal One Earth on today (Friday, May 14, 2021).

According to the study, this scenario is likely to occur if carbon dioxide emissions continue growing at current rates. In the study, the researchers define the concept of safe climatic space as those areas where 95% of crop production currently takes place, thanks to a combination of three climate factors, rainfall, temperature, and aridity.

Source  : AALTO UNIVERSITY

Annonce (SciTechDaily)

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