Climate Change and Global Food Supply

Here is a short review article on the effects of climate change and its increasingly destructive impact on food supplies around the world. The article was written by Guy Quinlan, UU-UNO Climate Advisory Group.UU-UNO Climate-Food Essay GQ

[Edit: Insert 6 Feb 2012

The effects of more prolonged droughts resulting from climate change come at a time when the world's groundwater supplies are also under pressure, from increased agricultural demand for irrigation. A study by the University of California Center for Hydrologic Modeling, presented at the December 6, 2011 meeting of the American Geophysical Union, found that "groundwater is being depleted at a rapid clip in virtually all of the major aquifers in the world's arid and semiarid regions."
Devin Powell, "Satellites Show Groundwater Dropping Globally", Science News January 14, 2012, p.8]

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Quinlan, G. (2012). Climate Change and Global Food Supply. Retrieved from


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