Climate Awareness Pt 2

Climate Awareness Pt 2

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson. Many folks in agriculture are getting tired of having to defend themselves when accused of harming the environment.

Pam Lewison, with the Washington Policy Center, says it’s not easy, but there needs to be some self-education …

LEWISON … “You know, what am I doing on my farm that is lessening climate change or lessening my carbon footprint or whatever trendy phrase you want to use.”

And technology, Lewison says is changing the game daily …

LEWISON … “The more time that ag is given to work with researchers the more ingenuity we will see and the more development of things that will come to play a bigger role

in how we fix things.”

No one, Lewison says is more aware of the climate than farmers …

LEWISON … “Ultimately, farmers rely on the climate probably more so than a lot of other groups to make sure that we have good crops and healthy animals.”

And, it’s not easy when EVERYONE is an expert …

LEWISON … “And I think that is a lot of it too. You choose your narrative, but now it’s more like facts. The internet is a beautiful thing, but I think the curse of the internet is that it allows people to choose their facts.”

Agriculture contributes just 11% of the total Greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., making it the smallest contributor of any sector tracked by the EPA.

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