Climate Change Could Affect Global Agriculture Within 10 Years

Climate impacts on global agriculture emerge earlier in new generation of climate and crop models: Potential climate-related impacts on future crop yield are a major societal concern. Previous projections of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project’s Global Gridded Crop Model Intercomparison based on the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 identified substantial climate impacts…

Climate Change in Films of the 1970s

Films A discussion of sea level, what it is, how it is determined and factors that influence sea level at various locations on the earth https://archive.org/details/howlevelissealevel From the 1973 movie Soylent Green. RELATED The Climate Warnings Films from the 1980s https://climatestate.com/2019/07/19/the-climate-warning-from-the-early-1980s/ The Climate Warnings in 1969 and 1977 (published in The New York Times) https://climatestate.com/2019/06/25/the-climate-warnings-in-1969-and-1977-published-in-the-new-york-times/

Far outside the historical climate: Heat and Rainfall extremes

The study “Increasing heat and rainfall extremes now far outside the historical climate” found that the climate warmed 0.25C during the last decade, resulting in increased rainfall and heat extremes. Abstract Over the last decade, the world warmed by 0.25 °C, in-line with the roughly linear trend since the 1970s. Here we present updated analyses showing…

United States: Federal Climate Adaptation Plans 2021

Twenty three reports from various agencies offer candid descriptions of how climate change is already affecting the federal government’s work and the various threats the U.S. is facing. Impacts include increases in floods and droughts, more pests and disease affecting America’s food supply, while affordable housing is increasingly at risk from both extreme weather events…

Eric Rignot: Sea level rise there is a distinct possibility it could go faster

We interviewed Eric Rignot, Donald Bren Professor and Chancellor Professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine and Senior Research Scientist for the Radar Science and Engineering Section at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The 6th IPCC Report and Sea Level Rise Chris Machens: Hello Eric, back in 2015 I’ve asked you about…

Discovery: Process of ice mélange thinning suggests Antarctica’s ice-shelves could retreat Decades Earlier

Ice shelves buttress glaciers – a new mechanism involving rift dynamics suggests ice shelfs could retreat faster than previously modeled. SciTechDaily: “The thinning of the ice melange that glues together large segments of floating ice shelves is another way climate change can cause rapid retreat of Antarctica’s ice shelves,” said co-author Eric Rignot, UCI professor…