Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Climate report brings bad news for Georgia

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an interesting article this week on the impacts of climate change on Georgia. The article is based on the newly released National Climate Assessment 4, which was released on Black Friday by the White House. The article notes that the most immediately threatened part of the…
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Georgia Climate Project: What policies and regulations are most useful for climate adaptation and mitigation?

We’ve just gone through an election with some pretty substantial changes to federal government and many changes at local and state levels as well. The politicians that were elected will be faced with the likelihood of having to put policies and regulations into place that have consequences for impacting climate,…
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Georgia Climate Project: Impact of multiple human-induced stressors on species

This week’s Georgia Climate Project Roadmap question addresses the need for more research on how human-induced changes in land use changes, urbanization, agriculture, and introduction of exotic species will affect native ecosystems and biodiversity. You can see all the Roadmap questions at https://roadmap.georgiaclimateproject.org/. 8. How will the effects of multiple human-induced…
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Georgia Climate Project: How to build resilience in healthcare and public health

As temperatures continue to rise, people in Georgia will be exposed to more health challenges like tropical diseases, heat-related illnesses, and air and water quality issues. Although all Georgians will feel the impacts of these challenges, the poor, elderly and young will be especially affected. How can we build resilience…
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