Tue May 18, 2010
Climate Change and the Food Supply
There’s a lot of interest in how much we can produce in this region. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables, everything, of course, depends on the weather. Cameron Wake is a Research Associate professor at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire. He's also Director of Carbon Solutions New England. Wake says that if we continue business as usual, scientists predict an increase in average temperature of about 12 degrees by the end of the century. And the results could be catastrophic. But even with a change in course, the average temperature is still likely to rise and farmers are going to have to make some hard decisions. Cameron Wake talks with Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley.