Pruitt blasts Europe, Merkel for ‘hypocrisy’ on climate

From Politico “I just think the hypocrisy runs rampant,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said of European critics of the Trump administration. By Andrew Restuccia 07/12/2017 07:02 PM EDT EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt dismissed European critics of President Donald Trump’s climate policies as hypocrites on Wednesday, while chastising German Chancellor Angela Merkel for phasing out her…

The Sky is Falling Friday Part 4: Climate change to deplete some US water basins used for irrigation

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017 By 2050, the Southwest will produce significantly less cotton and forage, researchers report Massachusetts Institute of Technology A new study by MIT climate scientists, economists, and agriculture experts finds that certain hotspots in the country will experience severe reductions in crop yields by 2050, due to climate change’s impact on irrigation. The…

The Sky is Falling Friday Part 3: Global warming could result in losses for the European wine industry

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017 Slight increases in temperature in Mediterranean regions from global warming could potentially result in labor, productivity and economic losses for the European wine industry, an article in the journal Temperature suggests. Researchers studied the effects of high temperatures on the labor output and productivity of manual agricultural grape-picking workers in the wine…