All land is not created equal. We have a special relationship with the land that feeds us. But we are not paying very close attention.

The breadbasket of the United States, defined by those family farms spread out as checkered squares we fly over in the center of the country, are richly enmeshed in the storied history that defines iconic American ideals. These landscapes of fertile soil and rolling fields anchor our perception of American security and independence.

But those same lands, laying out across the American Midwest, are suffering greatly, as are the families trying to keep those farms alive. The ability to thrive as a farmer has faded into history. Subsistence is all that’s left.

The danger, damage and devastation brought by climate change has become a costly reality, its impact on the future a sad certainty.

This Politico article  by Scott Mahaskey in photos and description details the evolving trauma.

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According to climate scientists at Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, the pace of sea level rise is accelerating world wide.  Since 40% of the world population lives within 100km (62 miles) of a coastline, this is important information for those of us in the real...

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    Panic! A while back I received a panicked text from an investor I’ve known for a long while. He had read my recent book, Fearless Real Estate Investing in the Era of Climate Change. His question was straight out and had a bunch of exclamation points in tow,...

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