September 10

Countries Growing 70% Of World’s Food Face ‘Extreme’ Heat Risk by 2045

Some rice farmers in central Vietnam have already taken to working at night to avoid the high temperatures, the report noted.

Blistering crop-withering temperatures that also risk the health of agricultural workers could threaten swathes of global food production by 2045 as the world warms, an industry analysis warned Thursday.

Climate change is already stoking heatwaves and other extreme weather events across the world, with hot spells from India to Europe this year expected to hit crop yields.

Source: CNA (link opens in a new window)

Agriculture, Environment
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