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January 2020 – Can we ignore climate change?

Cast your mind back twenty years to the dawn of the new millennium. The world was gripped with excitement and a sense of optimism marred only by predictions of planes falling from the skies, trains grinding to a halt and banks in meltdown as a result of a Y2K software bug. But when the day came all the hype amounted to absolutely nothing!

But now, and as the 2020’s loom, we face seismic changes perhaps worthy of the hysteria experienced two decades ago. Even the most robust sceptics now accept that action being taken to address global warming will impact our lives to an ever-increasing extent and it seems inevitable that those born since the millennium will experience more change in the next decade or so than previous generations did in the second half of the twentieth century.

With such uncertainty ahead at least we now know that future agricultural policy will be designed and implemented by British bureaucrats and politicians. We can only speculate on the direction it will take but it is almost certain that financial support will only be provided if wider benefits to the environment are clearly identifiable.

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 Article by Matthew Berryman Open PDF


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