SchwartzReport: Drought Impacts Trees & Food

03 Economy, 03 Environmental Degradation, 07 Health, 11 Society, 12 Water, Earth Intelligence
Stephan A. Schwartz
Stephan A. Schwartz

One aspect of climate change that people are simply not fully comprehending is the massive changes in the natural environment that are going to come with it. This report about California is just one example of what I mean. The massive restructuring of natural systems is going to be very challenging to our civilization.

Drought kills 12 million trees in California’s national forests

It isn’t just trees. Climate change is going to disrupt the food system, which is going to disrupt us in significant ways.  Once again I urge you to grow food and encourage and facilitate local food production. Communities that do that will have an easier time going through this inevitable transition.  And that is the reality. This restructuring is going to happen, because climate change is already happening, as this report and the tree story make clear.

California’s Drought Could Upend America’s Entire Food System