Tag Archives: climate

What’s happening as the world gets warmer

If you don’t believe in climate change, you might as well not bother reading what I’m about to say. You might live long enough to find out the hard way. In fact, the evidence is sure already. We know climates … Continue reading

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Knowing what’s on the land

The Global Land Cover Network (GLCN) exists to bring together all that’s known about what’s covering the land, everywhere there is land to be covered. This very ambitious project involves the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and others. … Continue reading

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Fertilisers destabilise grasslands

Here’s new evidence that fertilising grasslands can make them less stable. Therefore, fertilised grasslands might become more vulnerable to climate change. This is a serious matter in our hungry world. Here’s the science. This research was led by Andy Hector … Continue reading

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A Global Perspective on the Recent Storms and Floods in the UK

Our United Kingdom Met Office shows us a Global Perspective on the Recent Storms and Floods that have been battering parts of our islands. ‘As yet, there is no definitive answer on the possible contribution of climate change to the … Continue reading

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An organic farmer walks into Monsanto

The biotechnology giant Monsanto says that it’s ‘improving agriculture, improving lives.’ Do you agree? Monsanto is a chemical company. Some of its efforts to improve agriculture involve agrochemicals and genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered, GE) seeds to be planted where … Continue reading

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Crops in a changing climate

Which crops hold the key for climate change adaptation? Bioversity International asks our opinions in this global survey. You have until the end of January 2014 to give your opinion there.

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UK Weather: How stormy has it been and why?

Originally posted on Official blog of the Met Office news team:
Since the start of December the UK has seen a prolonged period of particularly unsettled weather, with a series of storms tracking in off the Atlantic bringing strong winds…

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