Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Agriculture and climate around the world

This time of year there is no shortage of stories about agriculture and climate in the media. Many of them are geared to one place, and of course I tend to look at the ones in the US first. But there are a lot coming from other countries as well.  Here are a few that caught my eye in the past few weeks.

Quartz India: Floods have wiped out acres of Indian coffee plantations

Reuters: Crop damage mounts for EU farmers after torrid summer

The Guardian: UK summer wind ‘drought’ puts green revolution into reverse

Physics Today: NASA finds long legacy of drought leaves long legacy of damage

Pacific Standard: Measuring the continued destruction of coral in the Great Barrier Reef

This image, taken during a September 2010 drought, shows a line of dead and damaged trees after a surface fire in the Amazon rainforest in western Brazil. When dryer-than-normal conditions exist, fires from the open edges encroach on the forests and burn dry and stressed trees. Under normal conditions, when the rainforests are wetter, this is far less common. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech