A new scientific study titled “Appetite for Change” has been released in Australia during the Earth Hour 2015. The study which has been conducted by Richard Eckard and David Karoly from the University of Melbourne gave an indication of increased prices of popular consumer products the likes of wine and chocolates which would be coming soon. This is being associated with rapid change of weather which is expected to affect the food supply
In addition to the shooting of prices, the extreme drought, unexpected rainstorm among other changes may also affect the taste of various foodstuffs. For example, carrots will have no taste and the steak will be of bad quality. The report has listed several other household food stuffs that will be affected from see food to dairy products to fruits and vegetables.
“This is a wakeup call to the Australians that the toast,avocado, Vegemite and raspberry jam you are used to during breakfast may either not be available, change in taste, or turn out to be too expensive”. Climate scientist and Associate Professor, Richard Eckard, indicated.
National manager of Earth Hour Australia and 2015 Australian Geographic Society Conservationist of the Year says that “Aussies are proud of their farmers who feed the better part of the nation because their farms are known to produce of 93 per cent of the foods consumed by its citizens.
Some of the best grapes and those which will be affected the likes of shiraz, Merloz and cabernet Sauvignon are grown in Asutralia. Hence the study revelations have affected many of the farmers”.
Besides the increase of prices and bad taste of food stuffs, intensity of heat waves and bushfires are likely to increase as a result of global warming and in return the farms will be affected.
Global warming is a real occurrence and will affect most of the things that Australians enjoy in their daily lives. With this unnerving thought and to show their backing up of a firmer action on global warming many more Australians will be switching off their lights at 8.30pmas part of Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28.