Farmers innovate to fight food shortage from climate crisis
Farmers innovate to fight food shortage from climate crisis Farmers innovate to fight food shortage from climate crisisA major new UN report out today warned that the climate crisis is threatening the world’s food supply and that humans must drastically alter their food production to prevent the catastrophic effect of global warming. Farmers are trying to help alleviate this crisis Good Morning. America, as we know, Farmers, incredibly tough people, but these are such tough times are the annual meeting of the American Corn Growers, including the seminar on suicide prevention this year and on top of all this stress, comes this new sweeping science that looks at the land. The state of the land around the world and says things are only going to get worse, but of all the sectors out there. Farmers could BBT. I live in a flat against this. In the fight against his climate crisis, we had a very, very wet spring and too much rain to play my train to plant Justin Jordan origins of American farmers living on an emotional rollercoaster. That only seems to go down, so this cornice is almost two feet shorter than it normally is thanks to a Bizarro spring he’s looking at a 30 % drop in yield, it’s the kind of thing of helplessness and stress is what it kind of feels like so, But you just do what you can with what you had to work with, at least he has a crop too many farmers lost everything, epic floods and even the lucky ones are losing over fear of an early Frost and trade Wars and the highest Farm debt. In a generation and on top of it all comes the latest alarming report from the ipcc, which finds the growing food from India to Iowa, will only gets harder as a climate gets harsher by mid-century by current projections that are number of days above 90. Degrees is going to rise from about 17 days per year, 90° in a Des Moines that’ll be up more like 50 to 70 or DeForest economies for Nature’s Cycles, with all the diesel and fertilizer used to grow. The modern meal of greenhouse gas emissions is pulling carbon out of the sky and put it in the ground and with the right amount of innovation and financial motivation, a smart Pharma can leave it there and still Feed the World. Iowa could be one giant carbon sink and, unlike Miners and Drillers crackers, they don’t have to change careers in order to help save Life. As we know it, just listen all the birds to something you don’t hear when you walk out in the cornfield, I mean there’s just so much more like I said not only the plant biodiversity but the wildlife in the long-term over in Nebraska, just trying out cutting-edge Science funded by Bill Gates that uses bacteria instead of synthetic fertilizer, the stuff that creates ocean dead zones and red tides and the more we can move to a more natural bacterial based. I think that’s better for all of us, and even some conservatives like Ray Gasser, are joining this Green Revolution, even though the Republican refuses to blame a warming Planet entirely on human. So how do you feel about big members of your party? Even the president casting doubt in skepticism into whether or not humans can even help stop this one-size-fits-all regulations really does not fit agriculture anywhere, but, like many republican neighbors he’s still Embraces wind energy cover crops and soil conservation, as we sequester nutrients and carbon and overall we’re Doing the right thing you know and that’s what it’s about is trying to do the right thing. We all want to do that Bill even talking to Farmers. There they’ve course experienced this firsthand here in Washington. This data is political. It’S science tell us what the farmers tell you. Well, it’s really interesting. You know these guys live on this land generation after generation. They know this acreage better than any politician, even any scientists everywhere and what you seeing isn’t increasing conversation from both sides of the political Spectrum as to what to do about this spring has been brutal, flash floods and crazy Frost, and so the crop yield in Iowa. Here, Nebraska all across the Heartland is expected to take a hit. This is on top of the trade Wars. On top of record that the worst sense 81 Farm Aid was created so calls to Farm Aid. Suicide line are doubling its really a grim time, but what’s interesting about this report, as it looks at all the land use around the world and how we basically paved and logged and deforested three-quarters of the planet, which is great for economies horrible for natural cycles, the Good thing about Farmers: they are natural carbon Farmers, even though you know everything here from these soybeans to the corn. To these trees is pulled carbon dioxide out of there putting in the soil so they’re talking about what. If we had a market that would incentivize carbon farming, I would pay somebody not for producing the cheapest beans, but the most sustainable beans. We could go into the store and dolphin safe tuna, carbon neutral produce, and – and so these guys can men and women could go from becoming a big part of the problem. This report blames almost a quarter greenhouse gases on agriculture and land-use. Are they can go from that to Warriors in this fight like minors in frackers, who would have to be retrained going to install solar panels? What not Farmers could make a huge difference right away? Why isn’t in there other economic benefits? We did it. That’S the broader conversation the country needs to happen again. It’S so politicized! You can talk about the facts. You can talk about the science fair begins today I was got a few farmers in it. As you know, what’s the conversation politically with the new Democratic candidates, you are farmers. They are saying in the folks running for president that this is a priority for them. Yes, hirotaka farmers of all political stripes and a to a person, they said. Look if you want to win Iowa, we got to be at the table as we talked about this, what they fear the most most conservatives. Even those who admit human habits are to blame worried about one-size-fits-all regulation that may not work on their particular farm, and so, if there’s way is Elizabeth Warren put out her big plan yesterday and includes a lot of these new ideas. Incentivizing Farmers to let some of their fields gowild for biodiversity are cover crops, no-till farming, which leaves the carbon in the ground. There’S all this new innovation out of Silicon Valley Bill Gates through 70 million dollars behind a company called pivot, which wants to be for fertilizer Uber, is the taxis, use natural materials instead of that, you know that synthetic stuff that mucks up waterways increase DeadZone. So there’s a lot of exciting ideas and we’ve had a climate Town Hall coming up in a couple weeks: cuz like what gun, control right, people with the environment, folks brother hands up in the air and say well, listen! Yet maybe it’s bad there’s nothing! We can do about. It fact. Is there are solution, people are experimenting them with em with success, feel we are great to have a story. A United Nations report warns that climate change and global warming are threatening the world’s food supply. CNN’s Bill Weir travels to Iowa to see how some American farmer’s unusual and innovative measures to continue to grow food as they grapple with lower crop yields.
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