Geography Prof Featured in Globe and Mail

July 03, 2009 - In the News

Geography professor Barry Smit is featured on the opinion pages of Friday's Globe and Mail. Smit, who holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change, discusses the implications of the drought that is ravaging crops on the Canadian Prairies. In the piece titled “Climate Change in the Land of Great Drought,” Smit says modern farming practices made it possible to grow crops in the challenging and naturally variable moisture conditions of the Prairies. But there is strong scientific consensus that the severity and frequency of droughts are increasing due to the effects of climate change, making it essential for governments, scientists and farmers to work together to adapt the agricultural system to the new reality, he says.

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