Study: Climate-induced weather chaos could cause 'dramatic' decline in British crop production

BusinessGreen staff
clock
Just seven per cent of Britain could be suitable for crop production if ocean currents collapse | Credit: Jevtic
Image:

Just seven per cent of Britain could be suitable for crop production if ocean currents collapse | Credit: Jevtic

Scientists warn climate change could cause collapse in vital ocean currents that would upend UK weather patterns and endanger food production

A shift in ocean currents around Britain fuelled by climate change could spark a "dramatic" fall in British crop production, scientists from the University of Exeter warned today. Researchers fear the...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join nowTry 7 day trial

 

Already a BusinessGreen member?

Login

More on Climate change

Germany holds the G7 presidency in 2022

G7: Coal, energy security and biodiversity top UK agenda for Berlin meeting

Environment and energy ministers from world’s leading seven economies meet in Berlin this week to amid pressure to ramp up climate and nature commitments

Michael Holder
clock 26 May 2022 • 4 min read
Environment Agency hits firms that have breached climate change schemes with £27m in fines

Environment Agency hits firms that have breached climate change schemes with £27m in fines

Action against 33 companies across a range of industries 'serves as an important reminder,' agency says

clock 25 May 2022 • 1 min read
'Avoid employers who are killing the planet': UN Secretary-General issues graduation ceremony plea

'Avoid employers who are killing the planet': UN Secretary-General issues graduation ceremony plea

Students "hold the cards" in selecting their careers and should be mindful of climate crisis when choosing employers, António Guterres says

clock 25 May 2022 • 2 min read