We rely on the services our environment provides for our survival. These include clean water and food. We also belong here and draw our spiritual needs from the natural environment in which we have evolved. The Earth provides us shelter from the radiation of space as well as an ecology in which we belong. Heating up the Earth threatens the natural services of food and water and also threatens the places where we have chosen to live through increased heat, storms and sea level. The longer we delay changing our use of fossil fuels, the deeper the crisis becomes.
There has been recent discussion of the impact on greenhouse gas emissions from our consumption of meat. In particular, beef grown in feed lots is highly emissions intensive. Changing our food habits is a simple and immediate way to reduce our personal emissions footprint. If a lot of people do this, we can measurably reduce climate change. The other issue with food is our ability to continue agriculture where the increasing heat and drying weather are turning good land to dust bowl conditions.
The implications for human survival as the crisis deepens are concerning. The effect on our food and water is one of the most compelling reasons that we need our governments to act rapidly on this issue.
In the fourth Climate Crisis Forum: Food & Water, Drought & Famine we will explore these risks to our food and water supply. Our guest speakers are Dr Ian Wright who will present on the situation on our water supply and and Dr Virginia Reid who will discuss our food choices. Richard Weller will introduce the Forum with the background of climate impacts on agriculture and water supply and what we should expect as the crisis deepens. As usual, there will be time for questions.
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|Event date||23-November-2019 1:30 pm|
|Registration Start Date||14-November-2019 6:00 am|
|Cut off date||23-November-2019 9:00 am|
|Location||Leisure & Learning Centre|