Your morning cup of tea may never taste the same again if global heating increases and the climate crisis intensifies, according to research.
Some of the world’s biggest tea-growing areas will be among the worst hit by extreme weather, and their yields are likely to be vastly reduced in the coming decades if climate breakdown continues at its current pace.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon all to remain united in the war against nature to avert a possible loss for mankind.
“In our war against nature, we’ll lose unless we unite,” she wrote in the renowned magazine Diplomat in its April 2021 issue.
In the write up – ‘Forging Dhaka-Glasgow CVF-COP26 Solidarity’ – she said that humans are consciously destroying the very support systems that are keeping us alive.
“What planet shall we leave for the Greta Thunbergs or those at the Bangladesh Coastal Youth Action Hubs? At COP26 we must not fail them,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina, currently the president of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), said, we want to see climate financing unleashed, not only towards low-carbon economy, but also for the promised US$100 billion, and 50 percent dedicated to climate resilience-building.
“We want to see international carbon markets unlocked for transnational climate cooperation and solutions found to our profound loss, damage and climate injustice,” she added.
New analysis from the World Resources Institute reveals that cattle, oil palm, soy, rubber, coffee and plantation wood fiber accounted for more than a quarter of tree cover loss from 2001 to 2015. These seven commodities replaced a total area of land more than twice the size of Germany in that period. Read the blog to learn more.
Climate change has consequences for food production worldwide, both in terms of crop yields and food prices. In the worst-case climate scenario of a 4°C warming, an extra 55 million people would be forced to endure hunger – a 45% increase compared to the situation without climate change- with the global South hit the hardest. Protectionist trade policies under this scenario could increase this number to as many as 73 million adversely impacted, whereas the elimination of trade barriers could reduce the number of people impacted to 20 million people.
Extreme droughts are likely to become much more frequent across central Europe, which threaten ecosystem and human health, and economic wellbeing. If global greenhouse gas emissions rise strongly, a seven times increase in droughts could happen new research has shown.
A new CDFA report shows farmers are eager for climate modeling that gets to the regional or crop level. Riskthinking.ai’s bespoke scenarios tools and analyses offer a granular picture of climate impacts to suit clients’ needs.
Agricultural practices in the Brazilian Cerrado, which entail extensive deforestation and land-clearing, are both affecting and being impacted by climate change. This is an example of a positive feedback loop that moves a system away from equilibrium, and it has negative implications for food security in Brazilian
Due to global warming, the United States is today more than twice as likely to endure a devastating “dust bowl” scenario than during the Great Depression, researchers said Monday.
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