How climate change might eliminate strawberries
NY Daily News
Extreme changes in California’s climate could wipe out crops like strawberries and grapes in the coming decades, according to a new study.
The report from a team of researchers at the University of California found that a change of even just a few degrees is “closely related to yield reductions” in the state’s production of enormously popular foods like almonds, walnuts, peaches, cherries and the grapes grown to make wine.
The study, published in the journal Agronomy, said that avocado numbers could nosedive by 2050 and that by the end of the century, only about 10% of the Central Valley — the state’s most productive farming region — will still be able to grow fruits like kiwis, nectarines and apricots.