29 Jul '11, 9pm

Climate Change a Boon to More Temperate Crops? #lbp

Climate Change a Boon to More Temperate Crops? #lbp

If you want to know about the validity of the climate change theory, don’t talk to a politician or even a scientist, talk to a farmer. I am fortunate enough to cross paths with farmers often and I usually ask them if they are feeling the impact of climate change and the answer is always yes (sometimes more emphatic than other times). Farmers have told me about the difficulty in maintaining fickle crops impacted by shifting weather that would otherwise be relatively easy to manage. This, along with much associated with climate change, holds a decidedly negative impact on farming and the planet, but what if there is a silver lining somewhere? According to a Reuters report , farmers in the UK are seizing all that comes with global weirding and are experimenting with crops such as olives, nectarines (both of which would never have previously been viable in the UK) and tea, a h...

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