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Severe weather threatens world food supply

Extreme weather conditions across the globe are destroying crops, cattle and land, as nations struggle through things like droughts, floods and other natural phenomena. And while some say that these occurrences are natural, cyclic effects from variations in solar activity, others point to climate change as the culprit.

Russian wheat crop failures, Kansas cattle deaths and flooding in Pakistan are among the many struggles currently
being faced by nations around the world, but why are these extreme weather
conditions occurring in the first place? This is a question many are
asking as they work to cope with the destruction and seek a solution.

Weather extremes have put a heavy strain on food production, which could lead to skyrocketing food prices like the ones seen back in 2007 and 2008
when food was in short supply due to similar events. And according to a
recent Reuters article, many are calling for further talks and agreements to be made about climate change legislation as a solution to the problem.

According to Neville Nicholls, a climate scientist at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from vehicles and human industrial activity is leading to "more and
more hot extremes and worse unprecedented extremes." He and others
believe global talks must continue to address practical ways to deal
with CO2 emissions, and that the time is now to push for climate legislation.

Still others, though, point to the sun's normal cyclic rise and fall in
activity as the instigator of alleged global warming, and say that
climate legislation will only serve to further erode personal freedom
and national sovereignty.

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