March 25, 2009
"Sounds Good to Me"
This is an example of an article that should drive thinking people insane. How can increased carbon dioxide (CO2) be bad for agriculture,? plants breathe it. Even if true how could warmer temperatures and longer growing seasons not to mention more moisture in the air be bad for agriculture?
Let's say that they are right and the world is going to heat up by 3C in the next century. According to their own projections the increased heat will be mostly in northern lattitudes and in winter. So we will have longer growing seasons and optimum conditions for plant growth, higher CO2 levels, warmer weather and more rainfall, sounds good to me.
But unfortunately, this is probably not going to happen, the opposite is more likely to happen in the coming years and we are headed in the wrong direction. IMO
Global Climate Change Initiatives Bared
...CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECTS AGRICULTURE
Carbon dioxide (CO2) and other pollutants generated by industries, including agriculture, and other human activities buildup in the atmosphere and trap sunlight that, in turn, wann up the earth’s surface.
Engr. Raul C. Sabularse, deputy director of Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development (PCIERD), reported that the agriculture sector alone contributes 33 percent of the greenhouse gasses emitted among other sectors in the country.
PCARRD said that climatic conditions (rainfall, temperature, relative humidity, etc.) have direct effects on agricultural production, and changes in these factors are likely to affect food security.....