Sleepwalking into Certain Catastrophe, or Awakening via Agroecology


| 7/9/2019 10:08:00 AM


Agroecology is an intelligent response. Image courtesy of Pixabay 

In early July, just as the United Nations (UN) was releasing stun-level, scientific reports about climate changes, food disruptions, and accelerated extinctions, meteorologists reported that the preceding month, June 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. They also reported that for the first time ever in recorded history temperatures in Anchorage, Alaska soared into the 90s, while rising up to 115 degrees F in Paris, France.

These were but three among the advancing army of clanging climate-change alarms.

As baldly stated in one of the UN reports from the Human Rights Office, if we maintain our economic and agricultural course we are headed for deeper disaster. Going forward on a status quo pathway will have a mighty impact not just on some remote places featured on TV news, but on our backyards, pantries, refrigerators, supermarkets, and our overall way of life. We are “sleepwalking into catastrophe.”

Note well these parts of the report: Climate change also threatens basic human rights, and democracy itself. Within the next 10 years or so, the report states, climate change will cast tens of millions more human beings into poverty, hunger, and displacement from their homelands, according to the report.

Climate change demands our attention now. That’s the core message. A rowdy cascade of extreme, biblical-level weather events is steadily piercing the misinformation and complacency that surround climate change.



But acknowledging reality of climate change and its ominously real threat is but the first step in a decades-long journey into our future. For survival and for prosperity, what’s needed is an all-hands-on-deck reckoning with the vast scale of the change that is essential.

elaineatwood
8/4/2019 6:53:35 PM

Thank you Steven for your incite. I live in Phoenix and it is crazy hot to work in the fields. We do not get the freezes that we once had here and it makes it more difficult to fight the insects nature provides but is damaging to crops. We need those freezes to keep nature in check.


stevenmcfadden
8/2/2019 1:57:08 PM

I wrote this blog post in July, 2019 when it was reported that June, 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded. But now July 2019 has come to an end, and we are getting reports that it will now rank as the hottest month ever recorded: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/01/world/july-hottest-month-climate-sci-intl/index.html?utm_source=CNN Five Things&utm_campaign=6e5c7b5b64-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_01_01_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6da287d761-6e5c7b5b64-104928233


wrightpict
7/30/2019 3:47:29 AM

united nations said the same thing in 1988. dooms day. its another modern day religion its called Gaia. what it really is is communism scare tactics to get control of the economy in what they call the green new deal or socialism. commies are back




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