Claim: Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change

From the UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, where I’m not sure they have seen this graph: Now, if only Africa could solve its political problems, get reliable energy, and reliable roads for transport…and they’d have the kind of success we enjoy in the United States. UPDATE: Fred Berple notes in comments: Maize production: Malawi – 1961 815000 tons…

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Oh noes! Climate change is affecting "plant lice" aka aphids

From PENSOFT PUBLISHERS and the “we don’t care if these garden pests die” department comes this curious study about aphids, or “plant lice” as they are called in the UK. Gotta love his investigative work when he comes up with insights like this: “he concluded that the plant lice are active during the day”. Zounds! Science!…

In Honor of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Global Warming Publicity-Founded Visit to Greenland…

…A Few Model-Data Comparisons of Greenland Surface Air Temperatures Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Mass losses from Greenland’s ice sheets have been one of the focuses of alarmists for decades. In fact, last week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Greenland on a (boreal) summertime tour of parts of Greenland in an apparent political…

Modern Scientific Controversies Part 2: The Great Barrier Reef Wars

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Prologue:  This is the second in a series of several essays that will discuss ongoing scientific controversies, a specific type of which are often referred to in the science press and elsewhere as “Wars” – for instance, this essay covers the Great Barrier Reef Wars.  The purpose of the…