A Brief and Fascinating History of Agriculture

September 27, 2018
Rice Fields

Picture of a rice field across from my house in Bali. Notice the forested area in the background.

The word agriculture brings to mind rustic images of villages covered in long, green fields of wheat, rice or maize (corn) and farmers sowing seeds, removing weeds or ploughing the fields. It feels like something that has existed forever, something we take for granted. We know that agriculture is what provides us our food and therefore is as vital to us as the air we breathe or the water we drink. But is it really? Let’s see.

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Climate Change

October 8, 2017

By now, most people have heard the words climate change or global warming. In simple terms, global warming is the rapid increase in earth’s average temperature over the last 70 years compared to previous thousands of years. This temperature increase and its effects on the climate are together called Climate Change.

 

 

Rising temperature

Since 1950s, the global average temperatures have increased rapidly. 1

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