Weird and Wacky Solutions to Global Warming - Vertical Farming

by Rosanne Skirble, Washington, D.C., August 9, 2011

Food production is one of the main reasons for deforestation. Since we need space for agriculture and a healthy climate why don’t we combine both?

Dr. Dickson Despommier of Columbia University has developed a concept that would save trees and energy. Vertical farms, multiple-story greenhouses, produce food right within in the city and cut energy usage; a green roof saves energy in winter because you don’t have heat escaping from the building, and also in summer because it traps cool air inside. (Source: Vincent Callebaut)

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