Climate Change and Food Production
Every day citizens throughout the world go to the grocery stores in order to purchase food for their families at a reasonable price but lately these prices have been increasing which has been affecting many of people around the globe. The agriculture industry and we citizens are being hit hard by these temperatures. One of the major reasons for these increasing prices is the increasing temperatures that are gradually rising each year. Over the last 50 years our climate has progressively began to get warmer and warmer as scientists call it “Global Warming.” Climatologists believe that this increase temperature has already and is going to cause more major problems in our society as the years go on. The increases of the mean temperatures among the globe are caused by greenhouse gasses. These gasses such as CO2 are damaging the atmosphere and not allowing heat to escape which is similar to the “Greenhouse effect”. Global warming is something that we cannot take lightly and need to understand because ultimately we as citizens are the ones who could be affected in the end. Thus the increasing climate change and the rise of global warming is negatively affecting food production and hurting our society. For some people the increase in temperatures in the summers and winters are enjoyable because it seems like winter is becoming shorter and summer is staying here a little longer but for the farmers in the agricultural industry these temperatures are hurting their crops. “Many crop yields are delicately dependent on a particular mix of temperatures, soil conditions and rainfall patterns that could be disrupted by global warming” (Human Perspectives p. 143).This excerpt out of the Human Perspective and Environmental Issue explains that crops are starting to become damaged due to the inconsistency of growing conditions and the warming climate. In an article produced out of Cornell University in New York it explains the negative...
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