Re: Free Download of all Key Bees & Pesticides Reports
...I'm not sure what the point of this is. The paper you cited was also looking at weather patterns IN HINDSIGHT, and only suggests that perhaps IN HINDSIGHT, if we knew _more_ about weather patterns and how to predict them then than we do _now_, we could have taken some action to mitigate the impact of the drought.
the poor land practice appears a lesson learned in hindsight, as some of the most painful lessons are.
Given that we _could_ have done something (in hindsight), it would have been along the lines of changing the unsustainable farming practices, not changing weather patterns.
In the long run, sustainable farming practices will fair better in cycles of drought. Also in the long run, usustainable farming practices will (eventually, by definition) prove to be unsustainable. The farming practices were going to cause a problem eventually no matter how good the weather was for a bunch of years.
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