Climate, Markets And Mouths: The Problems With Food Supplies
New research suggests climate, international markets and a swelling global population will all put pressure on future food supplies.By Evan Thomas | August 16, 2015
An international team of researchers has quantified the biggest problems with Earth's food. In a nutshell, it's getting harder to grow enough to feed everyone.
Droughts, heat waves and floods likely brought on by climate change are getting more frequent, as is their suppressive effect on the global food supply. (Video via KOVR)
Researchers with the U.K. Global Food Security program stress their numbers are predictions based on limited data but nonetheless suggest "the risk of a 1-in-100 year production shock is likely to increase to 1-in-30 or more by 2040."