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Thu May 23, 2019, 07:43 PM

Global food crisis ahead as extreme weather events devastate crops

This article contains a selection of links to current news stories about the effects of the unfolding climate catastrophe on food production in various parts of the world.

This is exactly what we hysterical, chicken-little doomers have been warning about for a decade. Well, it's here and happening now, on a continent near you. Got garden?

Global food crisis ahead as extreme weather events devastate crops and fields around the world

Extreme weather events are devastating crops and thus the food business around the world. From Australia to North Korea and Argentina here are the latest reports of food shortage around the world.
  • Australia imports wheat for first time in over a decade after worst drought in 116 years
  • Floods, hail and bad weather affect fruits and vegetables in Italy
  • Planting in France slowed down by extreme cold temperatures
  • Severe drought devastates crops in Yucatan, Mexico
  • Lowest rainfall in 100 years leaves millions at risk of starvation in North Korea
  • Spring’s record-late arrival in parts of the U.S. has catastrophic consequences for food industry – Food prices set to rise
  • Cracks are appearing in the edifice of modern agriculture: Australia’s biggest grain producer’s revenue collapses after horrific crop losses
  • Floods leave 600 000 ha (1.5 million acres) of crops damaged in Argentina

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Thu May 23, 2019, 07:51 PM

1. Can't we talk about how we're going to live on Mars?

Or something like that? How science will soon be able to solve all those GW problems?

Don't worry, be happy. Lalalalala



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Thu May 23, 2019, 08:19 PM

2. We throw out about 1/3 of the food that is grown

"Globally, we throw out about 1.3 billion tons of food a year, or a third of all the food that we grow. "

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/climate/food-waste-emissions.html

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