Tag Archives: temperature

Agricultural biodiversity and climate change

Smallholders around the world favour diversity as they face changing, unpredictable climates. Bioversity International tells us how smallholders use biodiversity to adapt. ‘Given the prevalence and effectiveness of planting new crops and varieties as a coping mechanism, ensuring access to … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, food, knowledge transfer, weather and climate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Climate change: how hot will it get in my lifetime?

Duncan Clark at the Guardian says, ‘The UN [United Nations] is to publish the most exhaustive examination of climate change science to date, predicting dangerous temperature rises.’ Here’s the press release from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), … Continue reading

Posted in weather and climate | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A decade of extremes

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) tells us that the first decade of the 21st century was the warmest for both hemispheres and for both land and ocean temperatures since measurements began in 1850. As you know, I think the evidence … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, ecology, money and trade, weather and climate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arctic melt spurs global spread of disease

argylesock says… Infectious diseases can devastate people, livestock and wildlife. As climates change, some pathogens and parasites are turning up in places they previously weren’t.

Posted in ecology, human health, weather and climate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scientists Say Increase In Vegetation In The World’s Desert Regions Is Most Likely Caused By High Levels of Carbon Dioxide

Originally posted on Emerging Truth:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334723/Dramatic-rise-plant-growth-worlds-deserts-rising-C02-levels.html Dramatic rise in plant growth in world’s deserts could be down to rising C02 levels Researchers studied satellite images between 1982 and 2010 Regions which have seen a rise in plant growth include Africa,…

Posted in ecology, weather and climate | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UK Butterflies Suffer Another Set-Back

Originally posted on Birding Frontiers:
With 2013 recording one of the coldest springs for 50 odd years, our British Butterflies have suffered a further set-back. Many have been late to emerge and our rarer species are now on the wing…

Posted in ecology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Silence of the lambs

Originally posted on Digging in the Clay:
I apologise up front for the title of this post, but it aptly describes the impact of this snowy spring on Britain’s hill farms. The point of this post is to show the…

Posted in weather and climate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment