Climate Change

Record temperatures are driving food prices higher. Here are some of the crops facing the biggest impacts

Rice harvest.

Rice is one of the crops under threat from the effects of climate change. Image: Unsplash/Sandy Ravaloniaina

Charlotte Edmond
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Maps showing how parts of the Mediterranean have experienced increasing levels of drought over recent years.
Large parts of the Mediterranean are experiencing extreme drought. Image: European Commission

NASA satellite shots of falling rice yields in California.
Farmers in California planted significantly less rice crop in 2022 – the extent of the change could be seen from space. Image: NASA

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A graphic showing how global wheat, maize, and soybean croplands were at high risk of drought at the end of August 2022.
McKinsey estimates 14% of rain-fed cropland globally was affected by moderate to extreme levels of drought from March-August 2022. Image: McKinsey & Company

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