Climate change predictions: impact on farming

Posted on: Thu 9 Sep 2021

The recent IPCC report has shown us worldwide temperatures will rise by 1.5℃ in the future.

Worse still, a 2℃ temperature rise, which is a likely outcome without substantial emission reductions, will make droughts 2.5 times more frequent.

Considering this, it’s important to predict the impact farmers will feel from droughts and the broader changes to the climate. Climate change is already hurting them hard with agricultural profits falling 23% in the last 20 years.

Professor at the University of Sydney Andrew Wait discusses this with Breakfast’s Tom Mann.

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