Farmer partner Fred Abels offers viewpoint

Abels_head_shotIowa Learning Farms farmer partner Fred Abels from Holland, Iowa, had an opinion article in the Des Moines Register in April, but his words are still compelling.

He states in “Iowa View: Climate Change is Not Something To Be Ignored” that there are several things that should be done now to help our environment in the long run; one of which is addressing carbon pollution.

“Currently, there is no limit on the amount of carbon pollution that American power plants can emit, and they are responsible for 40 percent of the U.S.’s carbon footprint.”

Abels also says that by not adapting to climate change it could result in a threat to the world’s food supply.

“The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released its fifth assessment report (http://ipcc.ch/report/ar5/), which reaffirms that without adaptation, increased temperature, frequency of extreme events and reduced water supply would result in productivity declines in major North American crops and pose a threat to global food security.”

Read the complete article here.

-Carol Brown

 

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