In the United States, temperatures are breaking all records. Last summer in California, temperatures reached almost 60° in some areas. The rain no longer falls, water is scarce and fires ravage the entire west of the state every year. But despite this, many Americans continue living as if nothing is happening. According to one poll, 56% of Republican voters do not believe in global warming and talk of climate change deeply divides the country. And, as always, the poor pay the highest price.
Teresa and Don lost everything in a few hours when a fire destroyed their village. Like many Americans, they had no insurance and have had to start again from zero. Farm machines will no longer function in the extreme heat so workers have had to switch to working at night. But with only lamps to guide them, accidents are more likely. And with the rivers nearly empty, salmon are now transported by lorries to the oceans.
Despite this, men like Pastor Rick Joyner continue to preach that climate change is fake news. The United States remains the most climate-sceptical of Western countries. Many believe that it’s all a big conspiracy to impose ’socialism’ on the country. But if many farmers remain climate sceptics, with the price of water so high, all are interested in saving money. More and more are turning to regenerative agriculture to use resources more effectively and boost the earth’s capacity to store water.
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