Sunday, 16 May 2021

You win some, you lose some.

From The Barents Observer:

Russia’s Arctic and Far North regions could become arable in as soon as 20 to 30 years as climate change accelerates permafrost melt, opening up vast swathes of land to agriculture, the country’s environment minister said Tuesday.

From The Guardian:

A third of global food production will be at risk by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at their current rate, new research suggests. Many of the world’s most important food-growing areas will see temperatures increase and rainfall patterns alter drastically if temperatures rise by about 3.7C, the forecast increase if emissions stay high.


Sackerson said...

Go East, young man!

A K Haart said...

Another gain is that land released by the permafrost melt should be extra fertile because of all those rotting mammoths.

Bayard said...

"and rainfall patterns alter drastically"

Classic Groan. "alter drastically" could, of course, bring them closer to the optimum, which together with the extra heat, will make things grow considerably faster.

Mark Wadsworth said...

S, I'm not really the farming type.

AKH, are there that many mammoth carcassses?

B, yes of course. But always look on the down side of life.