Of course you’ve heard about it; it’s been big news the last day or two. Warming temperatures are lowering crop yields:
“On a global scale, we can see pretty clearly significant changes in the weather for most places where we grow crops,” explains agricultural scientist David Lobell of Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, who led the analysis published in the May 6 issue of Science. “Those changes are big enough to sum up to pretty big losses for wheat and corn.”
The U.S. hasn’t yet been affected, but we should likely get our turn soon. The reason this report stands out in my head is because of the comments I’ve heard from some people who welcome climate change – because it will supposedly lead to better agriculture.