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I think we can all agree that food is pretty important for survival.

Climate Change is already impacting food security- it is not a distant, ambiguous concern: 

More than 1 million acres of US cropland ravaged by floods


#ClimateActionNow #foodsecurity
Cascading impacts of deadly flooding around the world includes "food supply shocks"

"A “whiplash” between very dry periods, followed by very wet periods, is exactly what we can expect from climate change"

#foodsecurity #ClimateChange #agriculture
...North America is not immune - bit.ly/2OVphL1

Already ‘There’s bleeding going on’ in U.S. farm economy, ag lender says, due in part to extreme weather

A prolonged downturn “has impacted farmers of all ages, experience levels and sizes”

#extremeweather #farming #farm
"If you eat food, you should be concerned about the future of farming in Australia"

Australians being warned that price of fresh fruit & vegetables could double within a decade due in part to water supply & weather extremes

#Auspol #foodsecurity #climate
In India, one of the world's largest producers of rice-

A study from Karnataka has found that exposure to extreme heat is consistently having a "strong negative effect" on  yield of rice & other crops: bit.ly/2UFEaGC

#India #foodsecurity #ClimateChange #TuesdayThoughts
Everything is connected - as detailed by @KatsuTanaka, wide ranging linkages between crop production, #ClimateChange, and a variety of other human, natural & socio-economic factors:

#foodsecurity #health #agriculture
Weather extremes cost Scottish farmers £161m in 2017-2018


This had a direct impact on consumers, with wholesale prices of staples including carrots, lettuce, and onions rising by up to 80%.

#foodsecurity #Scotland #ClimateChange #agriculture #food
#ClimateChange driven food insecurity underlies emigration from Central America: bit.ly/2OVu5mG, bit.ly/2GgNwjU

"resilience has its limits...Repeated losses & lack of opportunities chip away at a family’s ability to endure tough times"

#foodsecurity #migration
Also in India, farmers in Kerala are having to take 3 hour "siestas", prompted by sunstroke deaths & raising questions as to how viable farming will be as temperatures continue to rise.

#ClimateChange #foodsecurity
#Farmers #farmlife #India #Agriculture
#ClimateChange impacts on #foodsecurity will increasingly compound via:

-knock on effects- e.g. a drought one year increasing feed costs the next (bit.ly/2IsVxUg)
-growing risk of simultaneous crop failures (bit.ly/2JKYwZl)
-migration induced labor shortages
“Wet areas of the world are getting wetter, dry areas are getting drier, and it is happening now... I don’t believe society is prepared...Global freshwater security & therefore global #food security—is at far greater risk than we ever imagined"


5 Major Crops In The Crosshairs Of Climate Change


#wheat, peaches, #corn, #coffee & almonds

#food #ClimateChange #agriculture
And in South America:

Climate change ‘could slash Brazil’s maize yields’


The evidence is mounting & it is clear: #ClimateChange poses grave risks to #FoodSecurity worldwide. 

#Brasil #Brazil #ClimateCrisis #food
...but CO2 is plant food!?


"That... is a hugely, dangerously wrong." Not only will #climatechange make productivity much more unstable, but when plants take in an excess of CO2 their chemical makeup changes in a way that is harmful to humans

"Who better than capitalist conservative farmers to push the government on #ClimateChange?"

"5, 10 years ago, no farmers would've believed in climate change...now they accept it, they talk about it - and they want action." 

#auspol #food #FoodSecurity
Extreme Weather Disrupting Economics of US Agriculture

"Early estimates of crop & livestock losses from this year’s floods are approaching $1 billion in Nebraska alone"

#ClimateChange #food #agriculture #economics #USpoli #foodsecurity #mondaythoughts
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