Warming climate ups risk of global maize shortage


5-6 & 10

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Biological Sciences – Ecosystems; Lifecycles; Living Things

Earth and Space Sciences – The Changing Earth; Extreme Earth Events

Additional: Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems; Form and Function

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 5, 6, 10

Word Count: 425

New modelling research shows that climate change will lead to a massive shortage of global supplies of Maize – by up to 86% – if we don’t stop the 4 degree temperature increase. This short article could be used to deliver Year 5 Biological Sciences, or Year 6 or Year 10 Biological Sciences or Earth and Space Sciences.

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5-6 & 10