What would happen if all the natural disasters the world has experienced over the past few decades all happened at the same time?
This Bloomberg article explores the global impacts of these events and addresses crises that have already happened because of weather patterns. While the US would likely benefit, a natural disaster of this magnitude would cause widespread drought and famine in other countries and lead to mass migration. How would the US handle this situation, based on past trade and relief deals, and what are the global impacts?
Emma Dahl Comments
This article reflects how close we are at any given moment to a global crisis. At the end of the day, agriculture is one of the most important parts of maintaining a functioning society, and it’s important to have policies in place that promote sustainable ag practices. Additionally, it reflects the cascading effects of our current global policies- what may seem like smaller, protectionist policies now has the potential to severely impact the rest of the world in a crisis.