Compliance with Paris Agreement would limit loss of productivity in fishing, agriculture

ScienceDaily | Dec 2, 2019 at 6:16 PM
  • By combining climate models with global employment, economic, and food security data, a group of scientists has analysed the potential effects of climate change on two key food sectors: agriculture and fishing.
  • It would be impossible to offset the impact on fishing by developing agriculture, or vice versa: both sectors would be hit hard.
  • Yet if the Paris Agreement is honoured, which would entail a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, the scientists conclude that the majority of countries — not just the most vulnerable, but also the majority of those responsible for the greatest emissions — would come out ahead.