We are in the midst of an environmental calamity that few perceive as grave. The climate is changing. Civilization is suffering. One person can do little to cope with these problems on a global scale. But farmers can do something about their farming operations to contribute less to climate change.
Today, two percent of the population feeds us. With mechanical advancements, new farm machinery, innovative practices, products, commodities, securities, and markets folk can do something to reward farmers for their efforts to slow the pace of climate change.
Ronald C. Griffin, A Prairie Perspective on Global Warming and Climate Change: The Use of Law, Technology, and Economics to Establish Private Sector Markets to Compliment Kyoto, 17 Se. Envtl. L.J. 95 (2008).