Farming, Adapting to Climate Change & the Limits of Imagination

Nature Conservancy - Science

Everybody wants to know the answer, especially when it comes to climate change. But it’s not just about how the temperature will change and how nature will react; it’s how people will react (or won’t) to those changes. Take farmers: How will they respond to hotter and drier growing conditions, as predicted by climate change? Here’s what we found: + Most of the United States will get drier with climate change. +

Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs?

Nature Conservancy - Science

With a range that covers the United States, watching monarchs was once a shared cultural experience, but that is changing fast. Unfortunately, the overwintering sites are still threatened by extreme weather events and climate change. A surprising threat to monarchs from climate change has to do with the way that they navigate. Milkweed and Changes in Agriculture. Milkweed used to be abundant in the United States, especially in agricultural fields.

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Studies Try To Tackle Cause Of Methane Emission Decline Beginning In 1980s

Eco Friendly Daily

According to researchers, about half the reduction in methane emissions during the time period can be attributed to rice agricultural changes. Climate Change EnvironmentMethane is a potent greenhouse gas produced by a number of sources, including fossil fuels, livestock and forest fires. Methane traps twenty times more heat than carbon dioxide, making methane an emission scientists follow closely.

The critical decade for action

The Green Changemakers

Download full report: The Critical Decade 2013 Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Share on print Two years ago the Climate Commission warned that 2011-2020 is the ‘Critical Decade’ for tackling climate change. One quarter of the way through the Critical Decade, many consequences of climate change are already evident, and the risks of further climate change are better understood. Download The Critical Decade 2013: Climate change science, risks and responses.