RISING RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE to Corn, Wheat, Water and More…

RISING RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Food:

Drought is battering the US wheat belt and causing beef prices to rise, while research shows corn yields are increasingly vulnerable to hot dry weather.

Oceanic acidification is starting to dissolve shells of key seafood species, and important parts of the marine food chain.

Global Disruptions of Water Cycles:
Besides playing a part in the catastrophic Florida rainfall,
climate change is making extreme rain events more likely in England.

In Canada, changing water patterns are decreasing the quality of drinking watersupplies.

The Indian monsoon is becoming more erratic, and more extreme typhoons like Haiyan are predicted under climate change.

Recent deadly floods in Afghanistan were worsened by preceding years of drought, while further avalanches on Mt Everest have worsened the outlook for the current climbing season.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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