Monday, February 25, 2019

Rice crop already affected by #climatechange

Rice presently is the source of 25% of the all global calories. However, the impact of climate change on rice crops is already being felt.
Increasing temperatures and torrential monsoons are transforming India, which is the largest rice exporter in the world.
Meanwhile Thailand, the second largest rice exporter of the world, is facing rising sea levels, and so is Vietnam. In these countries, almost half of all rice crops are produced in low-lying conditions.
The Philippines is suffering from rising average temperatures and frequent droughts, and 89% of the people here rely on rice as their main food source.
Almost 40% of the world’s population has no alternative to rice, but if the climate change is not tackled soon, they will little to no option for survival.

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