Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns

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Publication Info: The New York Times

Date of Publication: August 8, 2019

Author(s): Christopher Flavelle

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The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates,” a new United Nations report warns, which combined with climate change is putting dire pressure on the ability of humanity to feed itself.

The report, prepared by more than 100 experts from 52 countries and released in summary form in Geneva on Thursday, found that the window to address the threat is closing rapidly. A half-billion people already live in places turning into desert, and soil is being lost between 10 and 100 times faster than it is forming, according to the report.

Read the full article here at the New York Times.

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  • Arnold Byron

    Go to YouTube and look up regenerative agriculture, regenerative farming and regenerative ranching. The lesson to be learned is that agriculture methods have depleted the soil of all that nature intended the soil to be. The regenerative methods will build the soil into a natural dynamo of production. However it requires a few resources but mostly it requires education and support until the soil is healing and maximizing production.

    Because the problem of desertification is global the solution will require a global office that will have command over hundreds, if not thousands, of local offices that will be given the charge to teach, promote and establish regenerative agriculture where ever there is soil to grow plants and raise animals. The local offices, under the direction of the global office, can also assist with projects to end the use of fossil fuel for by collecting energy using renewable resources such as solar panels and windmills. Local offices can also assist in reducing the population in a nonviolent, non-eugenic, fair, safe and humane manner.

    Just think, How satisfying and restful life will be when the population is sized to fit within the scope of the resources that will sustain the population? This can be made to happen. Soil that we have ruined can be healed so that the soil will produce more. Check out regenerative agriculture.