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.
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.