Recent media reports have been gleefully pointing to stark increases in the price of food, and attributing them as the consequence of climate change
Of course, it’s partly true. Food prices are at some of the highest levels since the 1970’s (according to the FAO’s World Food Price Index) and commodities like Coffee and Oats have appreciated by more than 20% this year alone. A new study by the CSIRO adds more weight – linking climate change to lower yields, and therefore contributing to the problem of scarcity.
In a piece produced for The Wire, I investigated the correlation between Climate Change and food prices:
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