Adapting to climate change - The Packer

Adapting to climate change

05/16/2014 10:11:00 AM
Andy Nelson

Greenhouse technology will likely be another, as FPAA wants the world to know.

As for crops like Texas watermelons, Ridley’s essay indirectly touches on that, too. He discusses the huge gains in water conservation that came with the advent of drip irrigation.

Who knows what the next drip irrigation-like technological breakthrough will be? What we do know is that based on the history of technology, more breakthroughs are a given.

It doesn’t mean we don’t need to worry about global warming, population growth and other daunting challenges. But it does help us face the future with a fair measure of hope.

anelson@thepacker.com

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Doug    
Raleigh NC  |  May, 22, 2014 at 08:50 AM

It is refreshing to see a conversation about climate without all the scare tactics used by Global Warming alarmists. The climate changes, always has, and always will - it is not a static system. Our planet has experienced five major ice ages - and their subsequent warming periods - all before the invention of the internal combustion engine. Constructive conversations about how agriculture can adapt to climate changes is infinitely more helpful than the braying of climate cultists who want to raise taxes and hamstring a vibrant economy. Thanks.

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