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Climate Change This Week: Vital Food Crops Threatened, Going Organic Solar, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this leaping mangrove mudskipper, is another reason to preserve carbon storing forests of all kinds, including mangroves. Source pinterest Forests: the … Continue reading

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US Climate Risks: Rising Wildfire Costs, Farmland Loss, and More!

WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS Planetary Warming Will Cost US In Fire And Farmland says a new study,reports Seth Zuckerman at ClimateCast. Global warming could increase the cost of U.S. wildfires by $60 billion a year. The same … Continue reading

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Fracking Threatens Babies, Further Climate Change, and More!

Fossil Fuel Follies: Credit Peter Essick World’s Fossil Fueled Plants Are Increasing, Locking in More Emissions, Climate Change says a new study, reports Jeff Spross at Climate Progress. Such plants are being built faster than they are being retired, which … Continue reading

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Rising Risks of Climate Change: India Boils, Corn Cuts, and More!

RISING RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE Economic Damage From Future Climate Change Is Grossly Underestimated by most economic models says a new study by the reputable British climate change economist Lord Nicholas Stern, reports Jeff Spross atClimate Progress. Current models pay too little attention … Continue reading

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Climate Change Risks to Food: Cereal Crops, and Beer

Food: OO Europe Faces Cereals Crop Crash Both European cereal crops, such as wheat and beer production are at risk from climate change. Sources: Wikimedia Commons; allthesamesong.com OO Three Ways Climate Change Is Going To Ruin Your Beer click on the OOs to … Continue reading

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4-5 Foot Sea Level Rise More Likely by 2100

OO One of 5 National landmarks facing climate threats. Credit: Statue of Liberty National Monument 4-5 Foot Sea Level Rise More Likely by 2100, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress. Several new studies underscore scientists’ concerns we’re headed toward sea level rise of 4 … Continue reading

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Junk Climate Means Junk Crops: Climate Change Making Food Less Nutritious

Wikimedia commons. Junk Climate Means Junk Crops: Higher CO2, Climate Change Making Food Less Nutritious says a new study,reports Damian Carrington at the UK Guardian, worsening the serious ill health already suffered by billions of malnourished people. Field trials of wheat, rice, maize … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Adapting to Climate Change Will Be Challenging – India Drought

India is in the midst of its second drought in four years, with rainfall roughly 20 percent below average nationwide, and 70% below average in Punjab,  its food basket region, reports Robert Eshelman at ClimateWire. Agriculture employs close to a … Continue reading

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Climate Change Encourages US Drought, Then Pests

Colorado farmers already plagued by a debilitating drought and limited groundwater are now fighting crop-eating insects who like the hot, dry weather that has settled over the state and elsewhere, reports Monte Whaley at the Denver Post.  Grasshoppers, an annual … Continue reading

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