Our Farmers will be hit hard
Global heating has resulted in a 22% reduction in Australian farm profits, and will reduce agricultural exports by as much as 79% by 2050. The European Union is drafting legislation that will penalise Australia’s farmers over climate inaction.
Love your Coffee? Climate Change is Bad News for Your Food
Irrigated agriculture capacity along the Murray-Darling Basin will decrease up to 97% by the end of century without significant global action on climate change. The Murray-Darling system provides 40% of Australia’s food.
Extreme events can disrupt food supply chains. Households generally hold only about a 3-5 day supply of food. Crops like coffee will be increasingly difficult and expensive to grow.