Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Decline of Agriculture?
Farmers who depend on reliable seasonal patterns face uncertainty due to climate change. Farmers and climate researchers are troubled by gradual or volatile climate disruption and are increasingly questioning agriculture’s ability to feed fast-growing populations. Early sprouting, dry spells, torrential rains, virulent pests and need for replanting are no longer rare occurrences. Extreme weather, water shortages and the long-term effects of chemical fertilizers wear away and destroy soil’s natural nutrients.This article is available at:http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/07/201173114451998370.html