Studies: Cutting carbon emissions will buy time in food crisis

01/15/2013 | Guardian (London), The

Increases in crop yields over the past 50 years are at risk of being wiped out by damage to crops -- notably staples like corn, wheat and soybeans -- caused by the extreme heat that is being brought on by climate change, research shows. One study suggests that setbacks could be delayed if governments act to slash carbon emissions. "Climate policies can have a big effect in reducing the impacts on people," said Nigel Arnell, of the University of Reading.

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