Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Reducing the Effects of Climate Change

Not to get too hung up on doom and gloom, but according to a new study by the National Academy of Sciences cited in an NPR article, global warming is now irreversible. The key point the article makes, though, is that if we want to avoid dustbowl-like conditions here in the southwest in the decades to come, we need to do everything we can to reduce emissions starting today. Here’s a quick quote and a link to the article:
"I guess if it's irreversible, to me it seems all the more reason you might want to do something about it," she says. "Because committing to something that you can't back out of seems to me like a step that you'd want to take even more carefully than something you thought you could reverse."

Global Warming Is Irreversible, Study Says

Yard Farmer is here to offer our services to help local Long Beach, California residents not only grow their own organic produce for health reasons, but also to do what we can to offset the pollution generated by shipping and storing fruits and vegetables.
That said, if this post just got you thinking about the effects climate change could have on your part of the world, consider doing what you can on a local level, such as growing your own vegetables, participating in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program or even just making more trips to the local farmers' market. We're in this together, after all.

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