What Do Farmers Think about Climate Change?

Posted by Mike Confino, January 29, 2015


As a sociologist, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. spends a lot of time studying what shapes farmers’ views and responses to climate change. It’s a subject that has not gotten much attention, even as more research focuses on how to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and how to make farming more resilient to the impacts of extreme weather.

“Our research so far has shown pretty clearly that although most farmers believe that climate change is occurring, a minority attribute it to human activity,” said Arbuckle, an associate sociology professor at Iowa State University.

via What Do Farmers Think about Climate Change? – Scientific American.

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