Now this just can’t be right. After all, we have been told by the corporations and our political leaders again and again that global warming and climate change is just a bunch of left-wing fabricated hooey dreamed up by people who hate the oil industry.
So this just can’t be right. It is just another trick by the evil liberals to makes us all wear Birkenstocks and turn into dirty f*cking hippies.
Scientists warn that farming practices must be adapted to a warmer world and rises in global population
Global warming has already harmed the world’s food production and has driven up food prices by as much as 20% over recent decades, new research has revealed.
The drop in the productivity of crop plants around the world was not caused by changes in rainfall but was because higher temperatures can cause dehydration, prevent pollination and lead to slowed photosynthesis.
Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, Washington DC, said the findings indicate a turning point: “Agriculture as it exists today evolved over 11,000 years of reasonably stable climate, but that climate system is no more.” Adaptation is difficult because our knowledge of the future is not strong enough to drive new investments, he said, “so we just keep going, hoping for the best.”