Disasters Caused by Climate Change- Some of your favorite foods are at risk of extinction.

World Environment Day is one of the biggest annual events celebrated around the world on the 5th of June. The purpose of the event is to create awareness of the important issue of the sustainability of our environment. There are things to do to awaken our conscience on World Environment Day. Unfortunately, it remains just a ritual. The environment is getting damaged year by year and if this continues, there is no doubt that human, animal, and bird life will be destroyed. Scientists estimate that two-thirds of the plants and animals that once lived on Earth are now extinct. Studies now suggest that human-induced environmental changes are responsible for their extinction. Essentially all animals and birds need food for humans. Many food items have been consigned to the history books due to climate change. Here are a few foods that our future generations may be deprived of due to changes in climate and our environment.

1.    Honey

Bees are responsible for the pollination of more than 250,000 plant species, including more than 90 food crops. Therefore, declines in bee populations may also affect food supplies. A possible reason for this is the overuse of pesticides and insecticides that are deadly to bees and other pollinators. The use of herbicides disrupts the work of pollinators because it eliminates wildflowers and weeds that are normally helpful in the process. British ecologist Robert Watson said. England has now begun to pay its farmers to plant wildflowers for bees in hedgerows. A study published in the journal ‘Science’ shows that bees are failing to migrate and many bee offspring are dying due to changing temperatures and climate conditions. The bee forms just one link in a long chain of other species that support human life, but like any chain, it is only as strong as its weakest link. Under the threats posed by environmental degradation, the bee, along with other endangered bee species, is at greater risk than ever before.

2.  chocolate

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Children’s favorite. Chocolate is not essential for our survival,” the key point here is that cocoa is difficult to produce due to rising temperatures and constant changes in weather patterns. Rising temperatures cause evaporation in cocoa trees, which causes them to lose more water to the air, thereby reducing their yield potential. Scientists predict that chocolate production will decrease significantly by 2030. Over the next 40 years, temperatures are predicted to rise by 2 degrees in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, where 70% of cocoa is grown. This makes the climate too hot and dry to grow cocoa trees. Cocoa plants are increasingly victims of fungal disease and climate change. Climate change can increase coastal flooding, worsen wildfires and hurricanes, promote the spread of insect-borne diseases, destroy coral reefs, threaten hundreds of animal species, and destroy our current way of life.

3. coffee

 Arabica and Robusta, the main sources of coffee, are highly vulnerable to environmental changes. It revealed that by 2080, the number of places where Arabica coffee is grown will decrease by 85%. High temperatures and extreme conditions lead to coffee rust and mildew, which are invading many plantations. Another problem is the lack of water. But climate change poses a serious challenge to the multi-billion dollar coffee industry and nearly 100 million farmers worldwide. As climate change worsens, threats against coffee plants are increasing, meaning that many species of coffee may one day be wiped out from the wild. Drought, floods, heat waves, and the spread of pathogens such as fungi and viruses have already made coffee more difficult to grow in some regions. If this trend continues, one of mankind’s favorite ingredients could become scarce and extremely expensive, with some estimates suggesting that 50 percent of the land used to grow coffee will be unproductive by 2050.

4. seafood

Due to global warming, ocean temperatures have started to rise, causing drastic declines in several water species. If plankton such as algae and shrimp found in oceans and seas are destroyed, it affects fish and other seafood populations. Shrimp prefer cooler temperatures, although the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than most of the world’s oceans. Warming waters have moved new predators into the bay, scientists say. Climate change leads to an increased frequency of fish mass. Climate change could mean less productive fish species to catch as oceans warm in the future, a new study says.

5 .King Corn – No More?

Corn is everyone’s favorite food. But this is bad news. According to a study in the journal Science titled ‘Climate Change Crabs Crabs’, global corn production could drop by around 4% if climate change slows down. This is happening due to global warming. A mere 1 degree Celsius rise in temperature can reduce corn production rates by 7%. Corn is an important food source for livestock, so low production of corn means expensive meat. According to a NASA study published in the journal Nature Food, climate change could affect maize production by the early 2030s under greenhouse gas emissions scenarios, and crop yields are expected to decline by 24 percent.

6. Strawberries

Strawberries are a fruit rich in nutrients and vitamins. Endangered fruit due to environmental changes. Strawberry cultivation has been shaped by global changes of high heat in California and Florida farms. These states produce 95% of the strawberry supply in the United States. Strawberries have three distinct flowering seasons: spring, summer, and fall. Extreme weather in recent decades has delayed the flowering of strawberries – leading to concentrated production and fruit shortages. Scientists believe the delay will continue as global temperatures continue to rise. The main scenarios of global climate change include an increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration and an increase in average temperature. Several studies indicate that yield and fruit quality in strawberries will decrease with climate change.

7 . Bananas

Bananas may be one of the most endangered species, new research has found. Climate change has increased the fungal disease black sigatoka, which affects banana crops, essentially rendering them unfit for consumption.

8 . Wine

As high temperatures persist for long periods, the effect on vineyards can be devastating, driving up price levels when demand increases. A study in Nature Climate Change, reported by Insider, found that wine-bountiful regions like Napa and Sonoma are getting too hot to grow wine grapes and could face an 85 percent loss in production over the next 50 years.

9 . Chickpeas

Fiber-packed chickpeas require about 609 gallons of water to produce just eight ounces of the legume. Because chickpeas need residual soil moisture to grow properly, changes in climate and an increase in droughts pose a threat. There has been a 40 to 50 percent reduction in chickpea yields worldwide. Other factors include rising temperatures, which adversely affect pollen viability, fertilization, and seed development. Chickpea is threatened by climate impacts such as high temperatures, drought, and pests. Chickpeas are nutritious, versatile, and a dietary staple for millions of people from South Asia to Ethiopia.

Last words.

As temperatures rise, droughts increase and infections sweep across forests, a good portion of our global food supply is on the brink of extinction. Global warming is threatening our lives. We are the reason for that. Unfortunately, the foods that end up on the endangered list are more popular and loved. Global warming poses a huge threat to our planet and our crops, unless we take ethical decisions to prevent this evil effect, our food supply and health will one day suffer. There is a need to take urgent steps to address the causes of high-temperature rise. Nature has given us many things for free. So let us be grateful to nature.

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