The Impact of Global Warming on Gardening- At A Glance

The world is becoming warmer. Most scientists tend to conclude that humans are at least partially to blame. If the scientists are right, we can all cooperate to reduce the amount of CO2 we release into the atmosphere. learn more

Transportation, home heating, and industry are the main sources of human-produced greenhouse gases. Reduce CO2 emissions from those three major CO2 sources if you really want to reduce human contribution to global warming. If you want to reduce your CO2 emissions as often as possible, make minor changes like planting a tree, using non-gasoline powered garden equipment, and not mowing the lawn as much.

Whether or not humans are a big contributor to global warming, it is undeniable that the world has been warming and will continue to do so.

Drought and other factors related to higher temperatures can cause food supplies to decrease as the earth warms. Growing a garden provides you with a source of food that can complement the existing food supply system. If there are food shortages, food prices will skyrocket. For many people, food from the garden may become very useful.

Since the food is not shipped or refrigerated, having a food garden decreases the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere. Gardening is both a healthy workout and a fun activity. Gardening is an insurance policy for me against a potential sharp rise in food prices due to any of a variety of factors, including global warming, extreme pandemics, conflict, plant diseases, or some other unknown cause.

Gardening is already a high-risk endeavour. Late spring frosts, droughts, plant diseases, insect pests… the list of what can and does go wrong goes on and on. Any of gardening’s pitfalls may be exacerbated by global warming. Droughts are likely to intensify. Larger storms and temperature swings, such as late spring freeze, heatwaves, and early fall frost, are possible. As a result, it seems wise to follow gardening techniques that will help your garden flourish through climate change.