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Stifling Food Production in the Name of Saving the Planet

Wesley J. Smith writes in National Review about the progressive climate movement that is stifling food production to save the planet.

The C3 Take
  • Mandates in Sri Lanka, which called for only organic farming, stifled food production, increased poverty, and led to a political uprising.
  • The Canadian is looking to decrease fertilizer use in agriculture to reduce emissions, which will hurt consumers and food security.
  • Reducing climate change’s impacts will not be accomplished by taxation and regulation, but rather through innovation and making cleaner technologies cheaper.
  • Rather than pursuing top-down approaches to lower emissions, policymakers should embrace solutions that are rooted in economic freedom.

“Global warming hysteria now has some governments forcing cuts in the use of nitrogen fertilizers to ‘save the planet.’ But that will mean less food for hungry people and collapsing farm economies.”

Read the full article here.

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