“We simulated how a modern dust bowl would impact global food supplies, the result is devastating“
When the southern Great Plains of the US were blighted with a series of droughts in the 1930s, it had an impact on the whole country. Combined with decades of ill-advised farming policy, the result was the Dust Bowl. What consequences would a disruption like the Dust Bowl have now, discusses Miina Porkka in a new article in The Conversation.
The article is published on April 17 and written by Miina Porkka, postdoctoral researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University.
She writes: “The modern dust bowl simulation can help to illuminate some of the systemic risks in the global food system, but the COVID-19 pandemic is a better demonstration of how fragile our hyperconnected world is. Rather than try to revert to the way things were before the crisis, countries should seize the opportunity to transform this system to something more resilient, so that when the next major disruption hits, we’ll be prepared.”
Read the article published in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/we-simulated-how-a-modern-dust-bowl-would-impact-global-food-supplies-and-the-result-is-devastating-133662
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More articles in The Conversation by researchers at Stockholm University: https://theconversation.com/institutions/stockholm-university-1019
April 23, 2020
Source: External Relations and Comminications Office