The topic of climate change is not new to the global dialogue. Climate Change is a broad, complex topic and thus far there isnt one single solution on how to resolve it. However, scientists are gaining a broader perspective of the factors causing climate change and what can be done to reduce the damage being done.
Perhaps the biggest industry affected by climate change is agriculture, and agriculture is responsible for contributing to climate change. The two are different sides of the same coin. Climate change is responsible for temperature changes, carbon dioxide, glacial melting, and the negative consequences that occur as a result of all of these things. On the other side, current agricultural practices produce and releases green house gases and disrupt the soils ecosystem via harsh chemicals.
The increasing use of synthetic fertilizers and harsh pesticides are damaging the soil and releasing toxins into the air and water supply.
A study done by scientists at the University of California-Berkley (reported in the journal Nature Geoscience) found that synthetic fertilizer use is responsible for a massive increase in potent green house gases. There are also a significant number of studies demonstrating the devastating effects chemical pesticides. Both, contribute to soil erosion and degradation; disrupting the entire ecosystem. Healthy soil is essential to food security around the world.
Large agriculture tends to use harsh pesticides to quickly combat pests and diseases that are a threat to their crop and ultimately their yields. The problem is that these pesticides often times destroy beneficial organisms and nutrients necessary for healthy plants. Additionally, overusing these chemicals can actually stimulate the growth of harmful bacteria requiring ever more powerful chemicals. In order to restore these nutrients potent synthetic fertilizers need to be used.
The result according to the World Wild Life Organization: The loss of fertile soil makes land less productive for agriculture, creates new deserts, pollutes waterways and can alter how water flows through the landscape, potentially making flooding more common.
In order to mitigate climate change and break the cycle, the agriculture industry must begin to embrace the use of natural and organic fertilizers and pesticides .There are those that believe that natural and organic agriculture can't feed the worlds growing population because of lower yields however, this mentality will only serve to worsen the problem.
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