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Rise in Insect Pests Under Climate Change to Hit Crop Yields, Study Says

Global warming could increase both the number and appetite of insect pests, new research finds, which could pose a serious threat to global crop production.  The study finds that global warming of 2C above pre-industrial levels—which is the limit set by the Paris agreement—could cause pest-related yield losses from wheat, rice and maize to increase by 46 percent, 19 percent and 31 percent, respectively.  Read more...



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