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Climate Change Is Transforming How Plants and Soil Interact

Climate Change Is Transforming How Plants and Soil Interact | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

One of the less-dis­cussed but more dis­rup­tive impacts of cli­mate change on agri­cul­ture will be how chang­ing weather and pre­cip­i­ta­tion pat­terns affect plant-soil feed­back sys­tems, accord­ing to a recent sci­en­tific paper out of Spain.
"There are thou­sands of micro­bial species in each gram of soil that strongly inter­act with each other and with plants. Each, how­ever, has a favorite set of cli­mate con­di­tions, and changes will favor some and harm oth­ers" - Fran­cisco Pug­naire, pro­fes­sor at Spain’s Exper­i­men­tal Sta­tion of Arid Zones
The plants and soils of the Mediter­ranean basin, where the vast major­ity of the world’s olives are grown, will undoubt­edly be impacted as the cli­mate becomes increas­ingly hot and dry.

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3 Big Myths about Modern Agriculture

3 Big Myths about Modern Agriculture | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Myths get in the way of our ability to restore degraded soils that can feed the world using fewer chemicals
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Liquidating Our Future Versus Lasting Prosperity

Liquidating Our Future Versus Lasting Prosperity | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Our current economies are running the largest Ponzi scheme ever. We are using the Earth’s future resources to power our current economies. Currently, humanity consumes the planet’s natural resources more quickly than Earth can replenish them. Debt balloons and eventually bursts. Humanity’s ecological debt shows up as carbon in the atmosphere, collapsing fish stocks, shrinking forests, eroding soils, and depleting groundwater.
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