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.
This is one of the many impacts of climate change-which in turn will have implications for food security and human settlements- for which Riskthinking.ai’s scenarios can help plan.