About this Episode:
Heavy snowfalls last winter and subsequent meltwater floods and rainstorms have destroyed crops and delayed planting in the northern hemisphere, disrupting global food supplies.
Recorded on 27 May 2019 in Byron Bay, Australia.
Links and resources
Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators: Sea ice in Canada (PDF) https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/pdf/cesindicators/sea-ice/2019/SeaIce-EN.pdf
Winter has come to California … in May. Record rainfall, more snow on the way (LA Times Article) https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-winter-weather-may-california-snow-rain-20190517-story.html
U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floods (Reuters Article) https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather-agriculture-idUSKCN1R12J0
Australia to import wheat for first time in 12 years as drought eats into grain production (The Guardian Article) https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/may/15/australia-to-import-wheat-for-first-time-in-12-years-as-drought-eats-into-grain-production
Armyworm to bite China’s under pressure food supply within two months as trade war tariffs limit US crop imports (South China Morning Post Article) https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3011248/armyworm-bite-chinas-under-pressure-food-supply-within-two
Greece plummets to record -23C as European cold snap sees ‘enormous’ dumping of snow (Independent Article) https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/greece-weather-latest-cold-mediterranean-europe-snow-temperatures-dead-a8719051.html
Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT (i2P Article) http://i2p.com.au/half-of-all-children-will-be-autistic-by-2025-warns-senior-research-scientist-at-mit/
FDA Suspends Testing Foods for Glyphosate Residues (EcoWatch Article) https://www.ecowatch.com/fda-suspends-glyphosate-testing-2089751612.html
Ice Age Farmer (Website/Podcast Link) https://www.iceagefarmer.com
BayFM Radio www.bayfm.org
The Change Code book https://thechangecode.net