When will it be over? When can we start to breathe again?

  • @[email protected]
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    -17 months ago

    So the claim is we won’t be able to grow food in 2050?

    Why not? What is it about the altered climate that will prevent food from growing?

      • @[email protected]
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        27 months ago

        From your link:

        Programmes have been initiated to improve the amount of organic matter in soil, “by adopting practices such as using cover crops, crop rotation and agroforestry”, said FAO

        Where I grew up, we rotated corn and soybeans. As far as I know that’s still happening. It’s about nitrogen fixing.

        So I suppose the topsoil of my hometown could be at risk, if the farmers there stopped doing their soil management practices.

        However that’s a pretty misleading way to put it. That’s like saying all car passengers are at risk of dying in head-on collisions (if the current practice of using steering and brakes is abandoned).

        So yeah, it looks like topsoil is at risk if we stop doing what we currently do to manage it. Technically true, but extremely misleading.

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        17 months ago

        Also, this is what I was responding to:

        Without being able to grow food or have easy access to fresh water, 2050 and beyond is going to be pretty bleak.

        Perhaps my reading skills are sub-par, but let’s just start with a basic question: do you deny that the meaning of your sentence I’ve quoted includes the claim that “We will be unable to grow food in 2050”?