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How now the plow?

Attention myopia sufferers, Jonathan Foley, a climate scientist and director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of the Minnesota, boldly goes where others just can’t. At least where inconvenient truths are concerned. “Learning from the research my colleagues and I have done over the past decade, I fear we are neglecting another, equally inconvenient truth: that we now face a global crisis in land use and agriculture that could undermine the health, security, and sustainability of our civilization.”

Not content to tout the heroics of owning a Prius, Foley says it’s time to “address the massive environmental impacts of our current agricultural practices, which new evidence indicates rival the impacts of climate change.”

And as he points out, “The list of environmental impacts from agricultural land use goes on and on — and clearly threatens human well-being and the health of the biosphere as much as global warming.”

ReadJust the article on the Environmental News Network. Then think about how much tofu it’ll take to feed 9 billion Homo erecus asphaltus.

Weather’s great in sunny New Mexico. Wish U was here.

posted by Mudd
Santa Fe.

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