Warm climate spells doom for bread basket

Deccan Herald: India's bread basket faces a serious threat from rising temperature due to climate change, according to a new study that suggests a sharp dip in wheat productivity in India if mercury goes north. Extreme heat can accelerate wheat aging, an effect that reduces crop yields. The overall decline could be as much as 50 per cent with two degree increase in temperature and is way above than what has been anticipated in existing crop forecasting models. The new research implies that climate warming......

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