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In 10 years global warming will lead to famine in the Land

A group of scientists under the leadership of Andy Challinor from the University of Leeds in the UK stated that within two years, climate change will affect the corn crop in Africa, and about a decade later, the impact of global warming will impact on many varieties of cereals. This can lead to famine in Africa and food shortages in the rest of the world, fear of the climate scientists.

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The future fertility of different plants in Africa, researchers explain that with the increase in mean annual temperature on the continent reduced the period during which they grow. This means that the harvest they begin to give accumulated less biomass, and this naturally has a negative impact on how the crop is abundant. As shown by the climate models developed by experts, in the next 10-30 years, the fall harvest will be so large that it will affect the entire world. The reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, in all likelihood, this process will not stop, but only a few will slow down, the researchers note.

As one of the answer choices on a problem that was detected scientists call the creation of new varieties of corn and cereal. However, in order for this approach to be effective, the selectors will have to act quickly: to date, the breeding of new varieties, most often, is a very slow process, while global warming, especially in Africa, may play a negative role soon.

Scientists presented the results of their study in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change.

Recently, another group of researchers from Harvard University, published his study on the effects of global warming on flora and fauna the climate of the poles, located to the North of Africa. As stated by the experts, many plants and animals in the foreseeable future “will move” from its current habitat in the taiga, thus increasing its biodiversity.

Earlier it was announced that a victim of global warming first became a mammalian species, the reef musicnote rats.

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