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How global warming might affect food security – The Hindu

Between the year 1870 (the first industrial revolution) and today, the global temperature has risen by almost 2 degrees Celsius. This has come about due to more fossil burning (oil, natural gas, coal), which has also increased the carbon dioxide…

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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

The unholy alliance of covid-19, nationalism, and climate change – MIT Technology Review

You can read our most essential coverage of the coronavirus/covid-19 outbreak for free, and also sign up for our coronavirus newsletter. But please consider subscribing to support our nonprofit journalism. Brazil immediately backed out of hosting the convention after the election of Jair Bolsonaro, and…

Donald Trump vs Greta And The Prophets Of Doom

“We must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse,” declared President Trump on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Gosh, what 17-year old pig-tailed school dropout could he possibly have meant by…

Brazil’s Environment Minister Riles Climate Activists With … Meat

Brazil’s environment minister trolled the recent climate talks in a tweet that may have some activists seeing red. Ricardo Salles – a participant in the longest U.N. climate talks on record, which came to a disappointing end Sunday – posted an image…

Brazil wins Colossal Fossil Award at COP25 for Amazon deforestation, land grabbing

The UN climate conference is scheduled to finish on Friday December 13, but almost certainly it will not, held to ransom in particular by a few countries doing much of the blocking. Those countries include Australia, USA and Brazil. The…

Fossil Awards to Japan, Brazil and a Ray of the Year to the IPCC

Wednesday Fossil of the Day ceremony was a tough one to organise. Half the Fossil of the Day Team had been locked out of the conference centre by the heavy handed tactics of UN Security. First prize went to Japan…