29 Jun '11, 3pm

Agribusiness and Climate Change: How Six Food Industry Giants Are Warming the Planet

Agriculture's critical dependence on fossil fuels and the clearing of forests, grasslands and prairies for farming are the top two factors responsible for today's massive global increases in CO2. Factory smokestacks, once seen as icons of industrial progress, are now viewed with the same concern as a smoking tailpipe. Climate change has fueled an onslaught of droughts, floods and fires that have buffeted the world, killing tens of thousands and causing billions of dollars in damage. Some island nations like the Maldives are fated to see their countries swallowed by the sea. The Global Humanitarian Forum holds climate change directly responsible for 300,000 deaths a year - a figure that may need to be ratcheted upwards now that scientists have linked climate change to the increasing frequency of deadly volcanoes, earthquakes and landslides. While an increase of 2 degrees Ce...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23524.cfm

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