Sometimes I’m asked why the New Optimists Forum (twitter: #tnofood) is about feeding Birmingham in 2050, when climate change is now the biggest, most urgent challenge facing humanity.
“Build a bunker with a vegetable plot on some high but sheltered ground and leave it to your grandchildren; dangerous levels of climate change now look all but inevitable.” So wrote Ian Jack in the Guardian yesterday.
So what, I ask myself, might this mean for us Brummies?
We flee above the bog-line on Kinder Scout along with a million others? Abandon all to join the squabbling gannets on Rockall and intone Carol Anne Duffy’s The Prayer?
Maybe instead Brum counts as ”high but sheltered”?
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