The heat may not kill you, but the global food crisis might!

The heat may not kill you, but the global food crisis might!

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18 September, 2023
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A super strong El Niño and record high global sea surface temperatures are set to deliver devastating extreme weather events all over the planet in 2024. They will be extremely costly and traumatic for many millions of people around the world. But the real concern is what the consequences of those events will show us about the fragility and vulnerability our global food supply network is. A worrying portent of our near-term future?

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Research Links

MINTEC - El Niño prediction for 2023 24,and%20potentially%20destructive%20weather%20globally.

IPCC 6th Assessment

2023 US billion dollar disasters

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Cheng et al 2022 - Ocean Heating

Bentley et al 2022 - Global wheat supplies

Hedlund et al 2022 - Impacts of climate change on global food trade networks

Callahan et al 2023 - Persistent effects of El Niño on global food supplies

Barclays - Global food systems under mounting pressure

NOAA ENSO Update April 2023

WMO reports

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