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Climate extremes explain 18%-43% of global crop yield variations [Full subscriber]

Researchers from Australia, Germany and the US have successfully quantified the effect of climate extremes on global crop yield variations. They concluded that general extremes, like drought and heatwaves, that have occurred during the growing season of crops such as maize, rice, and soy, accounted for 20% to 49% of yield fluctuations.…

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