In the article, Kaplan states/implies a few times “cows are the culprit”. Obviously, the immense amount of carbon emissions produced by cows is not their fault. However, whose is most at fault? The companies who use the most beef like fast food restaurants? Or consumers who create the demand?
There are many problems farmers will face yet also problems that will arise whether action is taken or not to mitigate and adapt. What communities will be most affected if farming goes unchecked? On the other hand, if climate efforts are implemented, how might that affect the economy?
Looking at the map for countries at the forefront of this crisis, how do you think their response to the agricultural decline will differ? More imports, more exports, more support for climate change policy
Agroecosystems and city farming would both increase carbon sequestration but are voluntary initiatives. Should these methods be expanded and supported? If yes, then how can they be equitably implemented?