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This Land Is the Only Land There Is

Harry Taylor plays on the dust bowl his family farm has become during the drought, in the Central Western region of New South Wales, Australia.

“These were the ‘really complex political issues’ at the center of the IPCC talks. ‘Land can’t, at the same time, feed people, and grow trees to be burned for bioenergy, and store carbon,’ Stabinsky said. ‘That conflict of what’s going to take priority as we face greater and greater climate challenges’ defined the talks, she said. ‘There’s going to be more and more desire to try to use land to pull carbon out of the atmosphere, and that’s going to interfere with food production.'”

FULL STORY published August 8, 2019