Farmers fighting climate change, at home and abroad
Farmers everywhere are on the frontlines of climate change. Our global food supply depends on their success. The rest of us can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines.
Between 2005 and 2015, the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s severe weather insurance payments more than tripled over the previous decade, from an average of $373-million to over $1.2-billion in annual costs. The U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research estimates that Canada could lose 13 per cent of its GDP by 2100 without significant global action. If we’re going to have any hope of avoiding this fate, we need to make agriculture more sustainable and more resilient, writes Jane Rabinowicz.
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