Sunday, 26 February 2012

Seeds, drought and doubt

It is that time of year again, time to sow the seeds and plan our future harvest.
 For many in the south of the UK, this is not possible at the moment.  With the drought affecting much of the south-east of the UK and the midlands and the south of England "at risk" there is very likely to be a uncertainty and a rise in food prices, which will be especially hard for those suffering under the austerity measures introduced by the government.   As the Guardian reports, the next few weeks are critical.

The drought has also highlighted to me how unprepared we actually are in terms of adaptation.  How will we cope with a post peak future and the grim realities of climate change?  As climate change bites, extreme weather events, including drought and heatwaves are highly likely to become more frequent and intense. We must learn from this and start adapting now. 

1 comment:

  1. I am really worried about the drought and not sure how we will manage this year. I am researching how they grow vegetables in arid regions and will try to apply their recipes but we are seriously thinking of moving somewhere where there is water before its too late! Ireland at the moment is where we are looking.