Last week I attended a program on agriculture and climate that should be very alarming to anyone who is not living in denial about global warming.

Dr. James McClintock, an Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at UAB, presented his research about wildlife species in Antarctica while agricultural land use was the focus of the presentation by Steven Apfelbaum, the Senior Ecologist, Founder and Chairman of Applied Ecological Services.

Their findings suggest that the status quo is leading to serious peril for our planet. Rising temperatures are going to pose challenges for food production, and we are messing with things we do not understand that may cause the extinction of several animal species, disrupt familiar weather patterns and conditions, cause more intense hurricanes, deprive our society of potentially life-saving natural medicines being found in parts of the world we’ve only begun to explore, and force the world’s population to fight over dwindling resources.
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