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Rain or Shine, Climate Change Pushes Farmers to the Brink


Environment  (tags: climatechange, ecosystems, crops, farming, globalwarming, environment, nature, greenhousegases, food )

Nancy
- 922 days ago - pbs.org
With the help of the Public Insight Network and Harvest Public Media, we reached out to farmers to ask them how their businesses have been affected by changes in their local climates. Here are a few of the answers we received, which have been edited for~



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Roger Garin-michaud (122)
Friday August 24, 2012, 2:00 pm
noted thanks !
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 24, 2012, 2:16 pm
Noted, thank you.
 

Azaima A. (225)
Friday August 24, 2012, 2:24 pm
so sad
 

Ann L. (24)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 7:05 am
Noted and FB. Thanks
 

Michela m. (4040)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 7:08 am

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Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 10:40 am
Thanks, Nancy.
 

Milkah Savage (277)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 11:03 am
This is truely a sad change of events. At one time our farmers were praised now they can barely keep thier head above water. So sad
 

Dave C. (232)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:41 pm
climate change is here, its real and very dangerous....the time to have acted was decades ago, but we can still try ---- reduce, reuse, recycle, compost, care2, offset, plant trees....or imagine what the world of the next generation will be like....
 

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:43 pm
Thanks Nancy
 

Michela m. (4040)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 4:14 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Dave because you have done so within the last week.
 

Craig Pittman (48)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 2:43 am
With food prices predicted to be 5% higher in the spring more folks are becoming aware of what farmers have been saying for years. The old norms in weather no longer apply. We have to change the way we live and do business if we are going to adapt and preserve what's left of our natural environment.
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 2:56 am
This was predicted due to global warming which was being caused by man made greenhouse gasses. in the 1970s in Scientific American. If we were flexible, intelligent beings who would see to the common good instead of our personal vested interests, we could have started mitigating global warming 40 years ago and we would not be facing this disruption of nature now. If you conflate all the losses of the farmers, I'm sure that they would probably equal the losses of the coal and oil barons if they had been clever enough to invest in renewable, clean energy then. By now they would be making a big profit from it and the rest of the world would be calling them saviors!
 

Pat A. (116)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 5:10 am
Green star to Alexandra R - very true!
 

Emily Drew (88)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 9:59 am
Completely agree Alexandra!
 

AWAY AWAY (39)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 8:34 pm
Thank you, Nancy.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 27, 2012, 12:03 am
To je svudgje tako.
 

Dolly Navina L. (3)
Monday August 27, 2012, 10:50 am
Thank you !
 
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