Climate Change Is Transforming the World’s Food Supply
Climate change is poised to affect the world’s food supply in three key ways, experts say.
Researchers studying climate change are looking at how the biological and physical changes happening on Earth due to climate change will transform food production.
Ultimately, climate change will reduce the amount of food grown around the world, Myers told Live Science.
The location of much of the world’s agriculture will also change in ways that affect the global food supply, Myers said. And although regions closer to the poles will experience warmer weather and longer growing seasons as a result of climate change, these changes won’t be large enough to make up for the loss of food production in the tropics, Myers said.
They found that the crops grown under elevated carbon dioxide levels had lower levels of protein, zinc and iron, Myers said.