Unprecedented rise in temperature threatens food security (Arabian Post)
- Impact Area
In an op-ed in the Arabian Post (United Arab Emirates), Gyan Pathak writes that the unprecedented rise in temperature nearing 40 degrees Celsius, in parts of India in February (technically a winter month), has threatened not only the food security of the country but also various sectors of the economy.
IFPRI’s 2022 Global Food Policy Report warned that “South Asia is a climate change hotspot, with many climate-induced risks compounded by significant existing vulnerabilities. It said that the average temperature in India was expected to climb by 2.4 to 4.4 degrees Celsius by the year 2100, and summer heat indices were expected to triple or quadruple by that time.
Republished in Daily Excelsior.