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New report discusses economic risks of climate change to agriculture and other businesses

A new bipartisan report entitled “Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States” was just released and is getting a lot of attention in the media.  This report describes some of the economic impacts of increased warming, rising sea levels, and increasing variability on agricultural producers,…
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How global warming can be slowing down, speeding up, and going steady all at the same time

The Washington Post published an article this week which explained why people differ in their interpretations of climate data trends.  Trends are highly biased by which time period you pick to calculate the trend, and this article explains why we can have both a short-term cooling or hiatus in warming…
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ARID model may help growers mitigate against drought

Scientists at the University of Florida have created a new model that may help growers plant at optimal times and avoid drought.  The model, called ARID (Agricultural Reference Index for Drought), predicts water loss for crops like cotton, peanuts, soybeans and corn, using weather variables like temperature, humidity, wind and…
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