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02 April 2014

U.N. Climate Panel Issues Dire Warning of Threat to Global Food Supply, Calls for Action & Adaption | Democracy Now!

I was struck by the urgency and data provided to support global warming and the daunting impact this has on the world's food supply featured on Democracy Now hosted by Amy Goodman.  The panel consisted of Professor Michael Oppenheimer, Saleemul Huq and Tim Gore. They are three of many 'town criers' on this subject which somehow meets incredible resistance.  The U.S. has a rather stellar history of droughts and continues to suffer this phenomena as cited in the article "Why the Southwest Keeps Seeing Droughts".  There are many folks in the west and some countries in Europe who view food insecurity and crop failures as a chronic 'third world' problem.



U.N. Climate Panel Issues Dire Warning of Threat to Global Food Supply, Calls for Action & Adaption | Democracy Now!







The links to the droughts mentioned above have been rendered inconsequential  by the images of the well stocked produce sections and shelves  in many of our supermarkets.  They are buffers to the realities of what our future will be if we don't get a grip on this and make some serious changes in how we take care of the earth. The latter will make the necessary adjustments (mother nature has a history of doing so) and it will be the world community suffering the bleak consequences.                                                                                                                                  
 I trust this article and the panel discussion will be food for thought and a call for more citizen led interventions for the titans of industry, government and naysayers will be our most daunting adversaries!  

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