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Study: Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies
July 27, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Many studies have shown the potential for global climate change to cut food supplies. But these studies have, for the most part, ignored the interactions between increasing temperature and air pollution--specifically ozone pollution, which is known to damage crops. A new study involving researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows that these interactions can be quite significant, suggesting that policymakers need to take both warming and air pollution into account.Full Story
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