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11 Jul 2018

Dry period’s effects on German crops: “climate change you can touch”

klimareporter.de

The current dry period in Germany will cause complete crop failures for some farmers, particularly in the north and east of the country, Bernhard Krüsken, general secretary of the German Farmers’ Association (DBV), told Friederike Meier in an interview for klimareporter.de. “In a way, this is climate change you can touch,” Krüsken said. Even if humans succeed in limiting global temperature rise, the agricultural sector will have to deal with the consequences. The sector is in a special position, as nutrition is “without alternative. You can’t just adjust or replace it as you can in industry or transport,” said Krüsken.

Find the interview in German here.

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