High CO2 emissions reducing nutrients in rice, wheat

According to the IPCC’s special report on Climate Change and Land, increased atmospheric concentrations of CO2 can reduce the nutritional quality of staple foods like wheat and rice. The IPCC report has noted that wheat grown at CO2 levels of 546-586 parts per million (ppm) has 5.9-12.7% less protein, 3.7-6.5% less zinc, and 5.2-7.5% less… Continue reading High CO2 emissions reducing nutrients in rice, wheat

How land relates to climate

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently released a report titled Climate Change and Land’ which shows how land based activities affect climate and in turn gets affected by climate change. Land acts as both the source as well as a sink of carbon. Activities like agriculture and livestock rearing release greenhouse gases such… Continue reading How land relates to climate

World’s food supply at risk due to climate change, window to act rapidly closing: UN

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently released a report titled Climate Change and Land’. The report explains how land-based activities such as agriculture, forestry, cattle-rearing and urbanisation is causing global warming, and is affected by the climate change. According to the report, the land sector had been contributing about 5.2 billion tonnes of… Continue reading World’s food supply at risk due to climate change, window to act rapidly closing: UN