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Food waste: The underestimated factor in global warming – Waste Management World

According to a draft of the IPCC special report, between 25 and 30 percent of all food produced is wasted or thrown away each year. Since 1970, this proportion is reported to have increased by about 40 per cent. According…

Don’t Get Fooled By The Media’s Crafty Coverage Of Cold Weather

Parts of the River Thames in London froze recently following subzero temperatures across the UK. The last time this happened was in 1963. The Netherlands shivered at minus 20 degrees Celsius. Across the Atlantic, Americans experienced extreme February snowfall, causing…

If your allergies are more severe, more expensive and last longer, blame climate change – USA TODAY

Dr. Neelu Tummala “Why are my allergies lasting longer than they used to?” The first time a patient asked this, I researched potential reasons. The second time, I was prepared with the answer.  And now, knowing what is coming, I preempt…

Shade-grown coffee could help save birds, if only people knew about it

(Cornell University) The message about the bird-conservation benefits of shade-grown coffee may not be getting through to the people most likely to respond–birdwatchers. A team of researchers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Virginia Tech surveyed birdwatchers to learn if they drank shade-grown coffee and, if not, why not.

Assessing the aggregate and spatial economic impact of global warming | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal – voxeu.org

The effects of climate change are heterogenous across space. While some regions will be significantly negatively impacted, others may benefit from warmer temperatures. This column uses an integrated assessment model with rich spatial data that looks at interactions between regions…

Climate change will lead to more extreme weather events. Is Texas prepared? – Austin American-Statesman

Freezing temperatures for nearly a week, with lows dipping into the single digits. Sheets of ice covering roads. Snowfall blanketing much of the state, totaling 15 inches in some areas. The historic winter weather that swept across Texas in February — crippling infrastructure…

Atlantic ‘Conveyer Belt’ Shows No Sign Of Slowing, Scientists Find

A 30-year reconstruction of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation shows no decline. It’s the very same scenario posed in the disaster movie “The Day After Tomorrow,” where a slowdown in the Gulf Stream turned North America into a frozen wasteland….

Oregon PBS Claims Climate Change Causing More Droughts, Floods And Heatwaves

A story by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) claims climate change is causing an increase in various extreme weather events. This is false. Data from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric…