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Topic - gloom & doom (part 2)
Posted: August 23 2017 at 1:26pm By Satori

How Deeply Will Rising Temperatures Cut into Crop Yields?

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/21082017/rising-temperature-agriculture-crop-yields-climate-change-impact


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A sweeping study examining decades of research says that yields of the globe's most important crops—providing two-thirds of the world's calories—will plummet as temperatures rise.

For every degree Celsius that the Earth warms, corn yields will go down an average of 7.4 percent, according to the study, which focused on the effects of rising temperatures and did not directly examine other influences related to climate change.

Wheat yields similarly will drop by 6 percent on average for every degree Celsius that temperatures rise, rice yields by 3.2 percent, and soybean yields by 3.1 percent, according to the study."