Climate Report Suggests Threats to Agriculture and Nutrition

11/28/2018 - The fourth annual climate risk assessment from the US Global Change Research Program, representing feedback from 13 government agencies and over 300 experts, was released last week following the Thanksgiving holiday. The 1,600-page report warns of lower major crop yields related to climate change as well as increased stress on livestock operations and significant weather changes.

Rising CO2 could result in a reduction in the nutritional quality of a variety of crops according to the report. The Academy's Legislative and Public Policy Committee will be considering the issue as policy issues for the upcoming 116th Congress are prioritized.

Read the report.