Climate change may affect growing corn, Michigan’s largest crop

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It is a pure coincidence for science.

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle just two days after the United Nations released a hefty document on climate change.

The United Nations warning that temperatures can not exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius within the next decade.

“The climate’s not changing because the Planets evolving, the climate is changing because humans are messing with it,” said natural hazards professor, Robert Drost.

“We have become so integrated, so powerful, so influential that we are changing the natural course of our planet,” said Drost.

Agriculture is the largest group affected by a warming world.

“Bean pods, increase temperatures normally mean more bugs,” said agriculture student, Aaron Christy.

“Our yields are expected to decrease in the next 20/30 years and they’re expected to decreased in a pretty significant way,” said Christy.

With a rise of 2 degrees in temperature, corn yields are expected to decrease by 7 percent worldwide.

“And that’s including all the technological advances we’ve seen and made in fertilizer,” said Christy.

The United Nations is raising political pressure on governments to act within the next decade.

“It’s kind of a thing where we may have reached the genetic potential in crops, and I guess mother nature is kind of catching up to us a little bit,” said Christy.

Or perhaps she’s one step in front of us.

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