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The Link Between Extreme Weather and Production of Food

3 weeks ago
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Key Takeaways

  • Extreme weather can erode soil, uproot crops, and even kill livestock.
  • Droughts are dangerous because they can starve vegetation of their nutrients in the soil.
  • Floods are equally dangerous because oversaturated soil can rot crops.
  • Windstorms leave some of the most visible signs of damage in their wake.
  • Hurricane season poses the most severe risk of all, as it combines several of these elements.

Production of Food Affected by Weather

One of the most intriguing things about planet earth is how everything is so intertwined. A stretch of overly sunny days in California can impact the production of crops that are consumed halfway around the world.

The link between extreme weather and food production doesn’t just impact crops, however. It can also negatively impact the livestock that feed upon the land. Let’s take a closer look at what the science says about how extreme weather is affecting the planet.


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