Historical Warnings of Future Food Insecurity with Unprecedented Seasonal Heat

@article{Battisti2009HistoricalWO,
  title={Historical Warnings of Future Food Insecurity with Unprecedented Seasonal Heat},
  author={David S. Battisti and Rosamond L. Naylor},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={323},
  pages={240 - 244}
}
Higher growing season temperatures can have dramatic impacts on agricultural productivity, farm incomes, and food security. We used observational data and output from 23 global climate models to show a high probability (>90%) that growing season temperatures in the tropics and subtropics by the end of the 21st century will exceed the most extreme seasonal temperatures recorded from 1900 to 2006. In temperate regions, the hottest seasons on record will represent the future norm in many locations… 
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