Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Climate change and agriculture

As the video will clearly show, agriculture is the primary cause of climate change. The world’s population continues to grow; people have to eat to survive. What is the answer? Jonathan Foley, a renowned scientist, offers one suggestion.

In addition to appreciating the potential answers in Foley’s proposal, I appreciate that his analysis results from a careful analysis of the data and leads to constructive ideas. Too much public discourse, lacking one or both of those attributes, contributes little to human flourishing.

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