Change may be in the wind.
“The implications reach far beyond food security… Farmers turned climate refugees will need to vacate, find new work, and support families and households that suddenly find themselves uprooted and with little means to start over.”
One of the most worrying impacts could be on groundwater resources, the primary source of agriculture for many breadbaskets such as South Asia. There is currently nothing in place to “ensure farmers don’t suck the aquifers completely dry.”
“Honestly, of all the threats that climate change poses to humanity, this is the one that keeps me up at night,” Nik Steinberg told me.