Agriculture and Climate Change

According to the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, Washington crops and livestock will be affected by climate change through warming temperatures, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide, increasing water stress and declining availability of irrigation water.

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Washington State, section11: Impacts on Agriculture (PDF).

Reduced Food Supply

Droughts could mean fewer fresh fruits and vegetables at the grocery store. This is a major concern as a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables is a good way to help prevent chronic disease issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

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