Benefits to farmers of global heating outweighed by losses, says report

Value of European could fall 16% in 30 years due to drought and higher rainfall

Any advantages to European from a warming world will be outweighed by the losses from extreme events and environmental stress, leading to a probable large economic loss for farming in the next 30 years, research on the impacts of the climate crisis has found.

While some have pointed to longer growing seasons and a wider range of crops becoming viable in northern as benefits from temperature rises, the effects on rainfall and extreme conditions mean farming is already suffering.

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