Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

New EPA report discusses impacts of warming on agriculture, drought

The US Environmental Protection Agency released a new report recently which describes the impacts of global warming on agriculture, drought, ecosystems and water supplies, among other sectors.  The report describes the effects of “business as usual” climate scenarios compared to a mitigation-based approach where greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. There…
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Bob Kemerait (UGA) on heat and warming

Bob Kemerait, a specialist at the University of Georgia in agriculture, recently published an article in Southeast Farm Press on dealing with heat after nearly experiencing a heat stroke while doing corn fungicide research in very hot conditions.  In the article he muses on how increased warming might affect agriculture…
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NOAA: June 2015 the warmest on record for the globe

NOAA released their monthly climate summary for June 2015 earlier this week.  You can read the summary report at http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201506.  The data show that June 2015 was the warmest on record (since official records began in 1880) for the globe as a whole, although some areas were cooler than average.  The…
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