Saw this NYT headline “A Warming Planet Struggles to Feed Itself” Food Supply Under Strain on a Warming Planet – NYTimes.com …And a comment that “As global warming puts stresses on farmers feeding a growing world population, financing to develop new crop varieties and new techniques has been slow to materialize.”. But it occurred to me that it’s possible that within the finance/investment milieu – if more money can be made by speculating in food crops than can be made through investing in research and development – then money for research and development aimed at increasing crop yields in a warmer global environment is going to be diverted into speculation instead of the necessary R&D. So it won’t happen unless governments force it to happen. And that’s not going to happen until the widespread ‘small government’ ideology changes. This doesn’t bode at all well?
June 5, 2011
It’s All Ecology Really…?