Rainfall has a greater impact than rising temperature on crop yields

From Wiley-Blackwell Is rainfall a greater threat to China’s agriculture than warming? Impact of climate change on China explored in new plant science virtual issue New research into the impact of climate change on Chinese cereal crops has found rainfall has a greater impact than rising temperature. The research, published in the Journal of the…

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Ancient Iraqi meteorologists speak to the present on climate

From Wiley-Blackwell via Eurekalert Ancient Arabic writings help scientists piece together past climate Iraqi sources from 9th and 10th centuries give new meteorological insights – The team believes the sources show Iraq to have experienced a greater frequency of significant climate events and severe cold weather than today. Ancient manuscripts written by Arabic scholars can…