What does climate change mean to me? Climate change creates the visualization of famine because I am majoring in Hospitality Management at City Tech. Food is a huge part of our industry which relates to global warming because there is the possibility of rapid pace famine across the globe.
According to an article, “Climate change effects on food security” Magdi Ahmed states that “Food security is based on four things production, stability, access, and utilization. Climate change is expected to impact four major interrelated parts such as increasing temperatures, frequenter extreme weather events; distribution changes of arable land; and increasing carbon dioxide levels. Each mechanism’s impact varies based on its severity, region, and affected crops’ adaptations.” (Ahmed, 2017).
Rising temperatures have had an profoundly affect on plant physiology. The alteration of plant cells have lessened crop yields. Additionally, the rising temperature have caused severe weather changes and rising sea levels affecting vegetation immensely. Since we cannot stop global warming, the question is how can we can slow it down. In my opinion, agriculture classes should be incorporated into school curriculum especially in developed countries like the United States. We need more kids to be equipped with agriculture skills and knowledge.
Food waste is a major problem globally, according to Magdi, who studies have shown that food waste combined globally is between 30% to 50% and over a trillion dollars yearly. In developing and low-income countries, food waste occurs due to farming failures. In the U.S, most food waste occurs in the household with an estimate of 220 pounds of food per person in a household. The expiration dates and deficiencies with products have led to food being thrown away . This is an important concept that we should all think about.
Ahmed, M. (2017, June 2017). Climate change effects on food security. Retrieved from Forbes & Fifth: Climate Change Effects on Food Security | Forbes and Fifth | University of Pittsburgh