It’s not just the usual suspects in Europe. We’ve been having years of droughts here in Germany too. Last summer petrol prices went up because the fuel couldn’t be transported via the river Rhine anymore. Horse chestnut trees are dying out because they’re weakened by drought and succumbing to normally uncritical mold disease. This summer many communities had water-usage restrictions imposed.
Farmers are already struggling and giving up their trade. The signs are all there and, as many already said before me, what does it matter whether it’s all-natural or man-made at this point? The problems are real and we’re already suffering from them. It’s just that we in the West still couldn’t be arsed if one kg of wheat suddenly costs 20% more, whereas somewhere else in the world it’s already an existential issue.