Climate change is a threat to our food supply, as shown by projections for various emission scenarios. Climate change could bring about water scarcity, as well as extreme weather events such as floods and droughts. There may be a decline in the amount of land suitable for agriculture. Harm to crop yields directly affects livestock, which needs crops for feed. Meanwhile, mitigation efforts could increase energy prices and, in turn, food prices. Fortunately, hydroponics is available as a weapon to combat climate change.
- Hydroponic growing might help to mitigate some of the worst effects of climate change.
- Climate change could reduce usable crop land and the water available for growing food, among others.
- Problems with crops could lead to issues with growing livestock, raising even more problems.
“Everybody needs food to survive. And food needs a healthy, balanced climate to survive. One of the greatest and gravest threats to our world over the next few years and beyond is climate change. Climate change will have a direct, negative effect on food supply and security.”