Climate change is one of the most pressing issues we face today. It has become such a prominent issue that many people are skeptical about whether or not climate change is actually occurring, and what its impact will be on human populations in the future. Climate change poses a major threat to our food production. It is the greatest environmental challenge of our time and it threatens the lives, livelihoods, and well-being of people all over the world.
The impacts are already being felt now as climate change intensifies droughts in some regions while causing flooding elsewhere. Not only will this lead to more conflict but also increase migration as people try to find food security for their families and themselves. Even if we stop emitting carbon dioxide today, global average temperatures would continue to rise for at least another decade according to recent research by scientists at MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change (JPSPGC).
Climate change is a major concern for the agriculture industry. The effects of climate change on food production, such as increased temperatures and extreme weather events, will affect how much food can be grown in certain areas. Climate change also impacts animal agriculture with livestock requiring more water and other resources to produce milk and meat. It’s estimated that by 2050, there could be up to 98% less land suitable for crop production in some regions due to decreased rainfall.