\n \n \n “.concat(self.i18n.t(‘search.voice.recognition_retry’), “\n That’s the blunt acknowledgment made by Professor Stephen Bartos from the University of Canberra who has analysed how changing weather patterns are set to interrupt our food supply. With farmers forced to combat the country’s increasingly unstable weather, the cost of raising animals for your plate is set to increase. It’s estimated we’ll temporarily reach 1.5 degrees before the end of 2027. After analysing globally recognised IPCC data, Professor Bartos believes the red meat industry could be hit with 10 per cent in extra costs if we warm to 2 degrees. If temperatures continue to warm beyond 3 degrees this century then be prepared for worse impacts than higher prices. The food shortages experienced during the coronavirus pandemic will likely pale in comparison to those we could face because of extreme weather. “There’s the possibility that once we warm over three degrees that the beef industry could be severely affected. It could even become unviable,” Professor Bartos said. “If that was the case we’re talking about the loss of a $14 billion industry in Australia.” If we only rise to 2 degrees, Professor Bartos notes a consolation is that as a rich nation, Australia will ultimately be able to absorb the increased cost of climate change. “Whereas in a lot of countries of the world, people actually don’t have that luxury,” he said. “One of the disturbing things about these impacts is they disproportionately affect poorer countries which can’t afford to spend money on adaptation. Because farmers are highly dependent on weather to produce the food we eat, changing weather patterns will result in more uncertainty. Australia’s cattle industry is working to reduce its methane emissions and hopes to be carbon neutral by 2030 thanks to $120 million of investment managed by peak body Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). This alone won’t be enough to slow heating of the planet, because while methane is a major contributor, the key driver of the climate crisis is the burning of fossil fuels. While the United Nations has warned the world must stop opening coal and gas mines, governments across Australia are embracing new projects that could contribute to destabilising the planet. I had to sign my life away to try lab-grown pork — here’s how it went They include fracking across the Beetaloo Basin, coal-seam gas drilling in Narrabri, off-shore drilling projects, and new coal mines. MLA concedes climate change could potentially create new costs for farmers, so it’s working to better understand how producers can mitigate its impact. 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