The Australian, via The Grinder, brings us the latest doom and gloom report on the international food crises happening all over the world, from extreme temperatures to floods and typhoons. Just this week, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO) released a report on the future of climate change, and it’s not pretty.
Australian Agriculture Minister Tony Burke, describing the report as “more like a disaster novel than a scientific report”, commented that that the cycle of drought over the next 30 years would be “more regular and deeper than ever”. Areas of Australia already experiencing low rainfall can expect the drought forecast to double, increasing the likelihood of lost crops and food stuffs. There is particular concern for the Murray-Darling Basin, the largest agricultural area in Australia.
“Food prices will probably go up,” Australian Dairy Farmers president Allan Burgess warned. “Food pricing is already on a new plane and the sorts of things in the report add to that.
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