This article should be a wake up call for those that think food production on this planet can continue unchanged by global warming.
Changes in Earth’s climate is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer across the world unless new varieties of crops and new methods of cultivation are adopted.
By the end of this century, less water and hotter air will combine to cut average yields of vegetables — which are crucial to a healthy diet — by nearly one-third, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Scientists are expecting a 7.2 Fahrenheit (4 Celsius) increase in temperature by 2100 of the rate of global warming moves at the current trajectory. The report says that average yield could reduce by 31.5 per cent.