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Extreme Weather Events Expose Vulnerability of Crops Globally

  • Volatile weather causing production losses in several nations
  • Climate change signals risk of high food price, economist says
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The world is on course to record its warmest winter ever, unsettling global crop production and raising the risk of food inflation.

Thailand has been hit with its worst drought in 40 years, Europe witnessed its hottest winter ever, Australia and New Zealand are reeling with poor rainfall and in some parts of the U.S., warmer temperatures have contributed to wetter weather.