We may not agree on why the climate is so unstable, or who caused it , or even how to tackle it but the fact that it is happening can no longer be ignored. Yes, bad weather has been recorded in the past but all the events are now more unpredictable and destructive. Around the world, farmers are trying to deal with this new uncertainty in weather conditions. Food producers are opting to grow a different set of crops and consumers too will have to adapt their diets accordingly.
Now, considering that Congress just let the Farm Bill drop while they got on with the more important of election politics, there is a sense that putting in place policies to enable the food system to deal with climate change is going to be a difficult process. Those going in to vote next week might consider this as they choose the people who will be responsible for determining how we tackle this challenge.