Like, Water for Rice

The Indian government is pissing about on climate change, seeming somehow to think that because it wasn’t responsible for it, that it will remain unaffected. The extent to which the Indian Government has got this very wrong is something to which the Indian press is starting, slowly, to wake up, as this article on the disappearance of Himalayan glaciers shows. The consequences of this for food production in Asia are profound, as Lester Brown notes here. With most of the planet’s rice irrigated by glacier melt, what will people eat when the water runs out?

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