Monthly Archives: September 2022

Drip irrigation when water is limited

Shortages of fresh water can create difficult decisions, and lead to conflict. Industrial farming creating wealth for owners and investors may leave local poor communities without access to any clean water for personal use. This is illustrated by the South … Continue reading

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Fruit and nut yields threatened by warmer winters

As winters warm in some well know fruit growing regions of the world, crop yield can be severely reduced, even wiped out. See: https://climatechange.lta.org/winter-chill/ In the US state of Georgia, famous for its peaches, 85% of the 2018 crop was … Continue reading

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Wheat production impacted by warmer winters

The United States Department of Agriculture has advised farmers that plant hardiness zones must shift 100 miles north. They expect this shift will become 300 miles by 2050. The areas which are left behind will become unable to grow wheat … Continue reading

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Freshwater availability shrinking as we make perverse decisions

Globally, around 80 percent of freshwater is used for food production and agriculture. Out of all the water covering the earth, only 2 percent is fresh. That remaining 10 to 20 percent is set aside for industry. Urban Africa, with … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere, not a drop to drink

Recent excessive flooding, rising sea levels and glacial melt combined with monsoon seasons make us have to address the world crises with full force. Water covers much of our planet, but a small percentage is drinkable. The land we walk … Continue reading

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