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Running AMOC in the farming economy

Climate tipping points, such as the collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), could drive significant structural changes in agriculture, with profound consequences for global food security.

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Benton, T.G. Running AMOC in the farming economy. Nat Food 1, 22–23 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-019-0017-x

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