06 Sep '11, 3pm

Whatever their political leanings, farmers now adapt to climate change:

In our nation's breadbasket, adaptation to climate change is very much already in progress -- the attitudes of those who represent farmers in our nation's capital notwithstanding. Higher minimum temperatures are reducing yields for corn, which likes hot days but cool nights. So whatever their political leanings, farmers have to adapt or face disaster. And the stakes are even higher than that. The U.S. accounts for half of all corn exports, 40 percent of soybeans, and a third of wheat. Entire nations that are hugely dependent on imported food -- e.g. Egypt -- depend on us for their survival. The biggest issue is increased variability in weather patterns. Wider and more erratic swings, from flood to drought, blistering summers to unusual amounts of snow, lead to similar variability in output of food crops. That's a problem in a world that doesn't have much of a buffer agains...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-09-06-farmers-who-dont-bel...

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