A Road Trip Without a Map: Why Research Is Vital for Confronting Climate Change

I wrote this article for Huffington Post, and it appeared September 19, 2014. Below, I present two key paragraphs, and a link to the full article. — Tim Thomas

Much research has been done to predict the effects of climate change. We know much more than ever before about how rising temperatures are likely to affect the planet, and yet much more research needs to be done if we are going to successfully confront the challenges of feeding growing populations living in warmer and less predictable climates.

We need better roadmaps, for instance, to understand how to lower greenhouse gas emissions, particularly from agriculture and land. We need to learn more about how climate change will impact people, particularly farmers. And we need to develop ways for farmers and others adversely affected to adapt to the changes.

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