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Phys.org Busted: Study Asserts NO Link Between Flooding and Climate Change

Phys.org has published an article, misleadingly titled, “How increased flooding due to climate change impacts waterways across the U.S,” that is among the top Google News search results today for “climate change.” The article discusses a paper published in the…

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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

A Winning Trifecta For Climate Science And Rationality

First, there was Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans, then came Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm, and now Michael Schellenberger’s Apocalypse Never. All three authors sound the common theme that the hyper-green environmental activists who have captured, politicized, and monetized the…

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India’s 50-year drying period and subsequent reversal — Battle between natural and anthropogenic variability

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Increase of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere generally tends to increase rainfall over India. Up to the year 2000, however, it appeared that the natural variability had been able to override this effect, resulting in the overall decrease. In addition to anthropogenic climate change, rainfall changes in recent decades are also influenced by natural sea surface temperature oscillation over Pacific basin.

Free online tool will enable farmers to deliver environmental benefits

(UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology ) A free web-based support tool will enable farmers to deliver environmental improvements and potentially attract payments for providing ‘public money for public goods’ under the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme. The tool has been developed by scientists at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.