As the Washington Post has reported, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is calling 2015 the hottest year on record. While that may seem like good news for some, the global warming trend alarms environmentalists and climate experts. It was also the subject of a conference held at Dimond Hill Farm, a 150-year-old family farm in Concord. Several experts involved in agriculture, business and climate change came together to discuss how to deal with the extreme weather conditions that have affected the Northeast. Roger Wood spoke to Catherine Corkery, New Hamphire chapter director of the Sierra Club, which organized the conference at Jane Presby’s farm.
Corkery pointed out that one of the participants, Erin Lane of the Northeast Climate Hub, has been collecting data on growing produce.
For consumers, the group noted that more farmers’ markets are now accepting the SNAP program, which superseded food stamps. Consumers, Corkery says, should try to purchase more produce grown in the state.