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Claim: Increased carbon dioxide levels in air restrict plants’ ability to absorb nutrients

From the University of Gothenburg and the “this is why we buy CO2 generators for greenhouses“ department. The rapidly rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere affect plants’ absorption of nitrogen, which is the nutrient that restricts crop growth in most terrestrial ecosystems. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have now revealed that the…

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EPA pushes forward with biofuels

Guest essay by Eric Worrall US investment in biofuels are to be expanded under proposals advanced by the US EPA. Under the proposed rule announced Friday, the amount of ethanol in the gasoline supply would increase in coming years, just not as much as set out under federal law. That approach drew criticism from ethanol…

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And here we have been told it’s ‘climate disruption’ causing local weather changes, when it’s actually deforestation

From the University of Maryland the department of Al Gore’s Kilimanjaro claims: Deforestation is messing with our weather — and our food New study, the first of its kind, investigates cooling and warming effects of forests at both a global scale and a high spatial resolution Annapolis, Md — New research published today in Nature…

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Eye roller: Study finds climate change induced ‘extreme weather’ may dramatically reduce wheat production

From Kansas State University, where they apparently don’t look at crop reports like this one: MANHATTAN, Kansas — A recent study involving Kansas State University researchers finds that in the coming decades at least one-quarter of the world’s wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change if no adaptive measures are taken.…

Above: not farmer Steve, but what I imagine he might look like

Study: Farmers and scientists divided over climate change

From Purdue University: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study by Purdue and Iowa State universities shows. Associate professor of natural resource social science Linda Prokopy and fellow researchers surveyed 6,795 people in the agricultural sector in 2011-2012 to determine their…