By Oliver Balch
The Guardian – Some people seem blind to the planet’s warning signs. You know the type. Climate change is ‘all hyperbole’. Water scarcity, ‘an excuse to drink beer’.
Try this on them: by 2050, the world will have at least two billion more mouths to feed. In a good scenario, their supermarket bill is going to go through the roof. In a bad scenario, certain foods might just disappear from the aisles.
In the past three decades, the occurrence of floods worldwide has quadrupled. At the same time, droughts are happening more frequently and lasting longer. That all messes seriously with the food chain.
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