This post has nothing to do with home gardening, but everything to do with global gardening and management of our resources... not just in the US, but world wide.
I recently started to re-read Gwynne Dyer's book "Climate Wars" that I read a couple of years ago. It was a scary book then and it has become even more so as time goes on.
Quote from Gwynne Dyer's book, Climate Wars, page 23: Climate Wars Review
:: Leon Fuerth, professor international affairs, George Washington University, one of the lead authors of The Age of Consequences, in an interview with the author, February 5, 2008:
"GD: What you're saying, essentially, is that we're looking at potential system collapse, politically as well as physically.
LEON FUERTH: This whole thing is an interaction between human beings as a highly organized industrial civilization, and the world's physics and chemistry and so on, and the consequences of things that we already have done, and set in motion, before we were smart enough to recognize the patterns."
Among the non-linear political events Fuerth forsees in the event of severe climate change are class warfare "as the wealthiest members of every society pull away from the rest of the population;" an end to globalization and the onset of rapid economic decline owing to the collapse of financial and production systems that depend on integrated worldwide systems; and the collapse of alliance systems and multilateral institutions, including the United Nations. He suggests that massive social upheavals will be accompanied by intense religious and ideological turmoil, in which the principal winners will be authoritarian ideologies and brands of religion that reject scientific rationalism. Even more disturbing (and persuasive) is his observation that "governments with resources will be forced to engage in long, nightmarish episodes of triage: deciding what and who can be salvaged from engulfment by a disordered environment. The choices will need to be made primarily among the poorest, not just abroad but at home. We have already previewed the images, in the course of the organizational and spiritual unravelling that was Hurrican Katrina.--- end of quote.
Some of the things I have read about before page 23 are the depletion of our sources of water, the rise of the ocean levels due to glacier melt from the increase of the earth temperature, the over heating and desertification of much of the equatorial countries, and much more. It is all happening, as we can see by the violent storms, and the political situations that are reported daily in the news, as well as the many people world wide going without enough food, from the climate changes.
3 days ago I downloaded the movie 2012. Compared to that movie this scientific prognosis for our future is by far a more long drawn out horrifying life for our children. Teach your children well!