From low-emission cows to robotic soil management, the farming industry will have to explore new approaches in the wake of a UN warning that the world needs to cut meat consumption or face worsening climate chaos. That was the message from Guy Smith, vice-president of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), this week as policymakers began to discuss how Britain can address the challenges posed by the recent global warming report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Farming and land use are set to move to a more central position in the climate debate in the wake of that report, which urged countries to widen their emissions-cutting efforts beyond the energy industry to agriculture and transport. Smith said NFU members were “up for radical thought” because this year’s harvests have been badly hit by the unusually harsh “beast from the east” cold spell in winter and the worst summer drought since 1976. Many British farmers, particularly on the east coast, are working on fields that are already below sea level and dependent on flood defences that are threatened by rising seas. “If consumers want to reduce red meat consumption, farmers will respond accordingly,” Smith told a meeting of… Read full this story
- High Protein Low Carb Foods - Quick Tips And Warnings
- Cutting CO2 Emissions By Greening Taxes?
- The Climate Is Basically Doomed If We Build the Fossil Fuel Infrastructure That's Already in the Pipeline
- The Homestead Goat - Find the Right Breed For Your Backyard Farm
- Alpaca Farming
- Global Warnings
- The Economics of Climate Change: Is Doing Nothing Too Costly
- Supreme Court Rules on Climate Change
- The Governator Warned Us- "I'll Be Back"
- The Pew Center on Global Climate Change and the Business Environmental Leadership Council
Low-emission cows: farming responds to climate warning have 283 words, post on www.theguardian.com at October 12, 2018. This is cached page on VietMaz. If you want remove this page, please contact us.