How Does Global Warming Affect Farming

We can never really control some things in our life because they are just bound to happen.

One of the most incontrollable things in our life today is no other than the pangs and threat brought to us by global warming which has already taken its toll on human beings and even on the smallest organisms as well.

Farming is the main reason why we are still alive today but what will just happen if it would be greatly affected by global warming?

As time goes by, the serious problem about global warming keeps on getting worse because of several contributing factors. This is the reason why so much has changed in the climate in the different parts of the world which is called as climate change. This is also the major factor for all the biological and astronomical imbalances here on earth. One of the aspects that is greatly affected by global warming is no other than agriculture thus, making it one of the greatest burdens of framers around the world.

Global Warming and Farming

The different parts of the world are adversely affected by global warming in different forms. One of the most affected regions is North America. Usually, the changes predictions in this region are mixed. In some areas, there are plants and crops which benefit from global warming for just a very short span of time only due to growing seasons that are extended. In Great Plains, drought is highly dominant which hinders the crops to grow healthily.

The agriculture of South America is also greatly affected by global warming in a sense that it creates drought which lessens the supply of water for irrigation. This is linked to the ocean inundation of the coastal farmland.

In the Asian regions, the effect of global warming is also severe especially that most of the crops are rice which is very sensitive to grow during inappropriate weather conditions. Because of the extreme hot conditions in this continent, the ocean levels tend to rise which hinders the production of more crops due to flooding. Sometimes, the soils get cracked especially when it is summertime thus, withering the plants and crops. This phenomenon brought by the global warming is known as El Niño.

In Africa where hot seasons are highly predominant because of its location, it is expected that the crop production will continuously drop dramatically. The more saddening this is that the wheat production is already anticipated to disappear. Corn and soy are also anticipated to drop.

With these, the world will be facing food shortage that is why experts and environmentalists are still looking for more ways and techniques on how to combat global warming and its effects to agriculture. The studies for new and innovative farming techniques and strategies are also on the rise to continuously meet the needs of agriculture.

1 Comment

  • James G. ngumy said on May 16, 2013
    I live in Kenya, Karuri Town near Nairobi in Africa. My parents had plum trees when I was young but their production dwiddled until they were not producing any more. In those days, Mango trees used to produce few little very acidic fruits. The evidence of climate change is that plums which are temperate climate fruits do not produce at all but mangoes trees that I planted some five years ago are producing very good harvest of sweet fruit. Solution to global warming is adjustment ie in the former cool highlands, grow crops that formerly used to do well in hot lower attitudes.


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