West’s ‘dust bowl’ future now ‘locked in’, as world risks imminent food crisis

The ‘locked in’ impacts of climate change are bound to produce “severe” impacts on societies over the next decades, according to new research sponsored by one of the world’s biggest financial agencies. Among those impacts, the degradation of global freshwater supplies in particular threatens to destabilise the global food system. Historic carbon emissions appear to have made it inevitable that by the end of this century, some of the world’s most important agricultural producers will experience conditions similar to the ‘dust bowl’, the worst human-induced ecological disaster in American history.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://ageoftransformation.org/wests-dust-bowl-future-now-locked-in-as-world-risks-imminent-food-crisis/