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…

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Newsbytes: World food production at record levels

Despite all the gloom and doom from people like Paul Ehrlich and the warmers who say global warming will stunt food production, the reality is far different. It seems the increase in CO2 along with adaptive crop genetics may have combined to produce this bonanza. Based on the latest forecasts for production and utilization, world…

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Agricultural Losses in 2014 due to Cold Temperatures

Early frost events, below normal temperatures and snows across the globe are starting to reduce agricultural yields. Cooling temperatures and reduced sunspot counts are easy data points to find, so to match results, I have recorded early frost events, below normal temperatures and snows across the globe are starting to reduce agricultural yields. Sept-Oct 2014.…

Global climate change is shifting the odds in favor of trees in contrast to grasses, with the consequence that large parts of Africa’s savannas may well be forests by 2100. Copyright: Steve Higgins, used with permission

Are greenhouse gas emissions a reason to keep Africa starving?

Agricultural revolution in Africa could increase global carbon emissions WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Productivity-boosting agricultural innovations in Africa could lead to an increase in global deforestation rates and carbon emissions, a Purdue University study finds. Historically, improvements in agricultural technology have conserved land and decreased carbon emissions at the global level: Gaining better yields in…

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Study: Conversion Of Forests to Cropland Cooled the Climate

Yale Study Shows How Conversion Of Forests to Cropland Affected Climate The conversion of forests into cropland worldwide has triggered an atmospheric change that, while seldom considered in climate models, has had a net cooling effect on global temperatures, according to a new Yale study. Writing in the journal Nature Climate Change, Professor Nadine Unger…

Crickets, it’s whats for dinner

Mary Brown writes in WUWT Tips and Notes: No more steak for you earth hating skeptics. Time to learn to eat sustainable crickets… so says the Washington Post. Of course it mentions climate change. The article also says this… “The industry leapt forward following a 2013 United Nations report warning that with nine billion people…