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Highlighted Article: What Rising CO2 Means for Global Food Security

Posted On:
Apr 2, 2019  at  at 5:00 AM
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Climate Change

From: CO2 Coalition

February 21, 2019

 

What Rising CO2 Means for Global Food Security

 

Plant production has been boosted, the need for water and fertilizer has been brought down, and field experiments show that these effects are likely to increase in coming decades.

Global food security is one of the most pressing problems facing the planet’s growing population. Continuing advances in agricultural technology and expertise will certainly increase food production in many regions, but the required doubling of production by 2100 as diets improve with rising income will still be a difficult task. Fortunately, carbon dioxide (CO2), a non-polluting gas that is created when fossil fuels are converted into energy, has proved to be a powerful plant food.

 

What Rising CO2 Means for Global Food Security