Rising Temperatures Melting Away Global Food Security

kristy Global Citizen, Earth Systems Science

Rising Temperatures Melting Away Global Food Security www.earth-policy.org/book_bytes/2011/wotech4_ss3 Earth Policy Release Book Byte July 6, 2011 World on the EdgeHeat waves clearly can destroy crop harvests. The world saw high heat decimate Russian wheat in 2010. Crop ecologists have found that each 1-degree-Celsius rise in temperature above the optimum can …

World One Poor Harvest Away From Chaos

kristy Trendspotting, Earth Systems Science

Article from Earth Policy www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2011/update91 By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release Plan B Update February 15, 2011 Today there are three sources of growing demand for food: population growth; rising affluence and the associated jump in meat, milk, and egg consumption; and the use of grain to produce fuel …