Severe heatwave: drought and wildfires destroy Russian harvest
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08/01/2012 04:00 AM
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56% of the land mass in the continental U.S. ("the lower 48") is suffering from severe drought conditions.
18 American states where corn is produced are included in the area worst impacted by drought and high heat indices.
My friend who ives on a farm in Indiana told me that the lack of rain and extreme heat hit the corn in the field just as it was "tassling" which means there was little to no pollination that occurred.
And now we hear that Russia is experiencing similar problems with their corn crop.
We are all sooooooooo f*cked.
Can you even imagine the chaos that would erupt around the world if/when, in the not so distant future, neither the U.S. or Russia exported any grain?
Last Edited by Biochemky on 08/01/2012 04:21 AM