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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 02:38 PM

4. Yikes

The highlighted crop yield quote was said to be in a section on North Africa, sounds like it wasn't a global projection.

From this article (the source of the overpopulation.org article)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/till-bruckner/climate-change-economy-gr_b_7056418.html

the text is:

Here a section on North Africa:

"There is a considerable likelihood of warming reaching 4C above pre-industrial levels within this century... Crop yields are expected to decline by 30 percent with 1.5-2C warming and up to 60 percent with 3-4C warming... Large fractions of currently marginal rain-fed cropland are expected to be abandoned or transformed into grazing land; current grazing land, meanwhile, may become unsuitable for any agricultural activity..."


Still this is more alarming news. Climate change has radicalized my own political views, and those of many others. We have to make major changes asap to avoid the worst outcomes, which are unthinkable.

For those looking for hope or for positive directions, the institution that published the report this article was based on has a research section called Sustainable Solutions, an interesting area to peruse:

http://edoc.gfz-potsdam.de/pik/rawdisplay.epl?mode=search&smode=AND&x9=sustain

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