New scientific research is suggesting that climate change might have a lot more to do with soaring food prices than previously thought.
Failed harvests are a large factor in the destabilization of the food system, and many of them were caused by weather disasters (floods, drought, heat waves, etc.) Many scientists believe those weather disasters were caused by climate change.
For scientists, the relationship between climate change and agriculture problems isn't a new idea. But what's shocking is that many predicted we'd be seeing food prices double by 2080 at the earliest. Not 2011.