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Stronger rains in warmer climate could lessen heat damage to crops, says study

(Earth Institute at Columbia University) Intensified rainstorms predicted for many parts of the United States as a result of warming climate may have a modest silver lining: they could more efficiently water some major crops, and this would at least partially offset the far larger projected yield declines caused by the rising heat itself.

Record Crops Discredit Latest Alarmist Drivel From Denver Channel

Among the top Google News results from today for “climate change,” the Denver Channel published an article asserting climate change is devastating crop production. The Denver Channel is either inexcusably unaware of on-point United Nations’ crop data, or The Denver…

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MIT Gets Huge Cash Crop For Pushing Fake Climate Claims

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology published an article this morning falsely claiming climate change causes crop failure, hunger, and poverty. The article, titled “$25 million gift launches ambitious new effort tackling poverty and climate change,” asserted an avalanche of fake…

MIT Gets Huge Cash Crop For Pushing Fake Climate Claims

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology published an article this morning falsely claiming climate change causes crop failure, hunger, and poverty. The article, titled “$25 million gift launches ambitious new effort tackling poverty and climate change,” asserted an avalanche of fake…

Latest Fake News: Climate Change Harming India’s Marriage Prospects

Among the top results today in a Google News search for “climate crisis” is an article published by The News Minute claiming climate change is causing a marriage crisis in India. The theory is that climate change is reducing crop…

NYTimes Doubles Down On Fake Guatemala Crop Failures

In an article published this morning and sitting atop Google News searches for “climate change,” the New York Times claims climate change is the primary reason people are leaving Guatemala and unlawfully entering the United States. According to the Times’…

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Research push will examine how plants and microbes interact and adapt during drought

(University of Kansas) With a grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers from the University of Kansas will investigate interactions between drought, plants and the microbes on which plants depend.

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Antioxidants in corn line could aid human IBD protection, therapy

Flavonoids from a specific line of corn act as anti-inflammatory agents in the guts of mice with an inflammatory-bowel-disease-like condition, according to a team of researchers who said flavonoid-rich corn should be studied to determine its potential to provide a protective effect on human health.

Hot Summer Mess: New Climate Models Exaggerate Midwest Warming By 6X

For the last 10 years, I have consulted for grain growing interests, providing information about past and potential future trends in growing season weather that might impact crop yields. Their primary interest is the U.S. corn belt, particularly the 12…

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Deforestation and land-clearing are taking a toll on Brazil’s corn yield

(Dartmouth College) Brazil is one of the top three producers of both soy and corn globally, and its agricultural sector accounts for one-fifth of the country’s economy. Deforestation and land-clearing practices have long been linked to decreases in biodiversity, and increases in temperature, stream flow, fire occurence, and carbon dioxide emissions. According to a Dartmouth study published in Nature Sustainability, these land-clearing practices in Brazil are also altering the climate and can significantly reduce corn yields