Climate change to cut crop yields sooner than expected

Crop yields could be dramatically reduced due to climate change as soon as the 2030s. Researchers have found that with only 2C of warming, crop yields in temperate and tropical regions will be greatly depleted.

In the latter half of the century, it’s estimated that crops yields could be reduced by as much as 25%.

Variability of crop yields will also become greater as the weather becomes increasingly erratic.

The study was conducted on the largest set of crop data that has ever been used, and already account for minor adaptation techniques employed by farmers to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Read more at University of Leeds