OPINION: We need to pioneer new ways to limit farm emissions, and bring farmers along for the ride. Climate change is creating a double whammy on the farming industry in New Zealand.
On one hand, farmers will bear most of the brunt of extreme weather that is on the way.
How many of us are likely to see our livelihoods literally drown in floods, roasted in heat waves, starved in droughts, fried in wildfires or blown down in cyclones?
This is what scientists predict, and looking at their predictions going back to the 1980s, they’ve been close to spot on, if not perhaps a bit conservative.