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This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Samantha Harrington
When John Boelts sows acres of cotton seed on his farm in Yuma, Arizona, he does so knowing that the fields will be free of an invasive pest called pink bollworm. For nearly a century, the small pink striped caterpillars terrorized cotton fields in the U.S.
The adult bollworm, a gray moth, laid its eggs on cotton bolls, and the pink-striped cat
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Physical science of climate change, effects
Delayed impacts of Arctic sea-ice loss on Eurasian severe cold winters Jang et al. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 10.1029/2021jd035286
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Divergent responses of terrestrial carbon use efficiency to climate variation from 2000 to 2018 Gang et al. Global and Planetary Change 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2021.103709
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This is a re-post from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by Richard Somerville
“Birds of a feather flock together,” so I am sure that nearly all of those reading this article accept the main findings of climate science. Yet many people don’t. Instead, they believe a variety of climate myths.
These include claims that the world isn’t warming; or if warming is occurring, it is natural and not human-caused; or that volcanoes produce more carbon dioxide than we humans do. I know none of you believes these myths, but it seems that almost everybody has an unpleasant relative—call him Uncle Pete—who does, and who comes to dinner. Pete spoils the family mood by making these false claims, which
This is a re-post from the Citizens' Climate Lobby blog
Inflation — the decline of purchasing power as prices rise — is currently at its highest level in 30 years. This has led to concern among the public and policymakers about the rising costs of many important products like food, shelter, gasoline, electricity, and cars. Senator Joe Manchin has said he will not “support a package that risks hurting American families suffering from historic inflation.” As a result, CCL has received many inqu
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This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Jan Ellen Spiegel
California agriculture has experienced just about every form of climate change-induced calamity: Heat, drought, fire, floods. None bodes well for the future of farming in this state that is the U.S. king of agriculture.
But there are a couple of less headline-worthy factors that may determine what crops will survive if climate change trends don’t at least slow down. One is the state’s winters – yes, winters – and the other is its management of groundwater.
Challenges ahead for sure. In the end, however, there for some is optimism that the California agriculture communities’ ability to continue adapting gi
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