Flooded farmland can't grow food items. Neither can Earth's parched soil in farms and orchards.
England: Parts of the UK are facing continued flooding. Forecasters warn a further band of stormy weather could mean the strongest winds of the winter. And it said groundwater levels were so high in some parts of the country that flooding was likely to persist for weeks or even months.
Thousands of properties have flooded over the past week while homeowners have been warned many more are at risk. In some areas, the Army, the police force, the fire service are giving much needed support. Local people have arrived in droves with gifts of warm blankets, sleeping bags and food. One woman even offered a house to a family for three months. People band together in times of need.
However, there are fears that a lack of English crops will drive food prices higher.
The cost of almonds has almost doubled over the past five years. Farmers don't know if they'll survive a fourth year of drought. Nobody knows what Mother Nature will release in the future.
In 2014, major weather events such as floods, cyclones or other disasters could affect food production and pricing, but these are difficult to accurately predict. In Australia, the lucky country, the food supply is diverse, which means that single bad weather events are only likely to affect the price of a few products.
Overall: Research from scientists at the U.S. National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina reveal a culprit: an increase in greenhouse gases, generated by human activity, is forcing global temperatures upward.
Warmer air can support more water and heavy rain is increasing worldwide. The environment is suffering. Society needs to band together to prevent further damage to our Earth.