I come from a family of farmers. They have to be ruthlessly practical because their livelihood depends on it.
By Paul Homewood
A remarkably condescending piece from Fortune Magazine:
Some U.S. farmers are skeptical of climate change, even though they’re among the most affected by it
There’s a strange paradox in the world of agriculture: farmers are perhaps the segment of the population most affected by climate change, and yet a significant number of them don’t believe in it—especially the notion that it’s man-made.
I encountered this phenomenon as I reported a feature for Fortune on how agricultural giant Monsanto is attempting to help farmers both mitigate their impact on the environment and adapt to climate change. All the farmers I talked to readily acknowledged that the weather patterns governing growing seasons had been turned upside down in recent years, but I was on the receiving end of a lot of eye rolls whenever I brought up climate change.
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