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Impacts of climate change on global agriculture and food supply

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"Satan called. He wants his weather back."

BiteSign photographed on in the middle of Main Street, in Bison, Kansas on July 23, 2011 during the record-breaking drought.
Like the Titanic sinking, catastrophes aren't democratic

Bite“Like the sinking of the Titanic, catastrophes are not democratic. A much higher fraction of passengers from the cheaper decks were lost. We’ll see the same phenomenon with global warming.”
Climate change impacts everyone's food supply.

BiteClimate change will have major impacts on the availability of water for growing food and on crop productivity in the decades to come. Increased temperatures will lengthen the growing season in northern temperate zones but will reduce the length almost everywhere else. The livelihoods of rural commun...
Drought & Deluge:   What goes up, must come down.

BiteAs evaporation accelerates, dry areas get dryer and wet areas become wetter. Why? Because "what goes up must come down," but unfortunately not in the same spot.
Agriculture is most vulnerable to climate impacts.

Bite"Of all sectors of society, agriculture is the sector most likely to be affected by changes in climate. Investment [in agricultural research] will not guarantee that all negative impacts can be overcome, but business as usual will guarantee disastrous consequences for the human race."
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"If climate is the shark, water is the teeth."

Bite“Much of the impact of climate change will be felt through changing patterns of water availability, with shrinking glaciers and changing patterns of precipitation increasing the likelihood of drought and flood. If climate change is the shark, then water is its teeth and it is an issue on which busi...