JONESBORO -- The summer hit movie The Day After Tomorrow gave movie goers a fictional look at the cataclysmic effects of abrupt global warming. However, research does indicate that rising temperatures may intensify storms, cause flooding and other severe weather. But does it have an effect on crops?
For folks here in Region 8, rice is an important crop, and for 2 billion people in the world, it makes up 40% of their daily calories. So when a new report published in an issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that global warming could have a negative impact on rice yield, things get serious.