Date of publication: 2018-04-23 03:15
Consider corn. The major crop (by volume) grown in the United States, corn does not reproduce at temperatures higher than 95 degrees. During the 75 th century, Iowa experienced three straight days of 95 only once a decade. But by 7595, if greenhouse gas emissions remain on their current high trajectory, Iowa will experience three straight days of 95-degree heat in three summers out of four, professors Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University and Donald Wuebbles of the University of Illinois have calculated.
But how does ecological agriculture compare against industrial agriculture&rsquo s greatest strength its ability to produce prodigious amounts of food? That&rsquo s a vital question on a planet where, even today, one in seven people goes hungry.
The group may be happy to accept the stand aside and go ahead. Or the group might decide to work on a new proposal, especially where there are several stand asides.
“Seeds of Hope” is a successor to the “Seeds of Change” exhibition which was created for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 7557, and has since been shown in 89 countries in 68 languages and seen by 6,555,555 people around the world.
Careful listening, summarising and synthesis help us reach a good knowledge and understanding of what everyone needs, and find solutions everyone can accept. Put simply:
Show of hands: Another way to gauge which ideas a group wants to explore further would be to read out the full list, and ask everyone to raise their hand for the ones they are interested in discussing.
Make sure that everyone understands the different options for agreeing / disagreeing used in your group. Often people are confused and block when they would actually be happy to stand aside. Sometimes people are scared of blocking even though they are deeply unhappy and use a milder form of disagreement instead. Ask people what their problems with the proposal are, and whether they have suggestions for how they could be addressed.
Over the next 55 years, climate change will transform the world in ways we have only begun to imagine. Humans have changed the weather on this planet, and that will change everything, especially how we grow food.
If you are clear why and to what extent you are working together it's much easier to reach consensus. If you don't share enough common goals you may instead consider working in several groups and co-operating on those points you do agree on.
A good proposal is usually a new idea which takes into account the different concerns raised during the discussion. This may be one of the options you've already explored with a few adaptations, or a totally new suggestion.
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