In the Introduction to the 'basic' section of the Food and Climate Topic we mentioned that regional changes in climate resulting from global warming are likely to affect food production, crop pests, diseases and food production costs. We also showed that the negative impacts of climate change are likely to fall disproportionately on the poor.
In this 'read more' section we will look at how agriculture has evolved over time and how it will change in the future. We will look at how computer models are being used to predict the future and what we can do to minimise the undesirable impacts of global warming. We will concentrate, in particular, on the Mediterranean region, an area which is very vulnerable to climate change.