27 Jun Wake Up Call & Climate Migration
Wake Up Call & Climate Migration
Map source: https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/
Wake up call & climate migration tells a visual story of climate urgency.
I was recently looking at the drought map of the west coast and the picture is quite alarming. Not only is this part of the U.S. experiencing unprecedented heat and high temperartures, but without sufficient water, this doesn’t bode well for one of North America’s primary bread basket.
Another alarming sign of trouble is the drought-parched Lake Mead which could leave seven states high and dry.
Lake Mead: The devastating impact of drought on America’s largest reservoir |
I’m not sure how much more evidence is needed to understand this looming crisis. Without water, these parts of North America will become uninhabitable, forcing extreme climate migration to areas that have abundant water supply.
These parched areas also happen to be one of the most important growing regions in North America, providing many fruits and vegetables to both the U.S. and Canada. Food sufficiency will be a huge issue plaguing many cities. The time is now to build resiliency and a local sustainable food system network that runs across this continent. The technology for a net zero, local and affordable urban agriculture system already exists. Now it’s time for the will and commitment to build it.
This may be a huge challenge, but it’s also a magnificent opportunity to get ahead of this. For cities to not only be more food suffiicient but to be able to solve some other huge painpoints that already plague our cities, including Montreal!
Are you looking for an incredible opportunity to be part of the future landscape and food solutions? Don’t hesitate to reach out, we’ll have an awesome conversation!