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Claim: climate change means land use will need to change to keep up with global food demand

A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham warns that without significant improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall in the areas currently used for production of the world’s three major cereal crops, forcing production to move to new areas. With a worldwide population projected to top nine billion in…

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When weather becomes a political climate minefield

It is a sign of our times, however, that the one topic of conversation once reliably safe and boring—the weather—is now more treacherous than an abandoned mine field. Why I Deny Big Climate Alarmism Opinion by Walter Donway What leads an objective non-scientist, examining the arguments, to reject “global warming,” a.k.a., “Big Climate alarmism”? A…

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said that US public opinion and state and local policymakers were moving toward reducing carbon responsible for the planet’s fast-rising temperatures

Government energy policy wonk predicts U.S. will have climate laws by end of decade

From the regulate the masses anyway we can department: NEW YORK (AFP) – US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Monday predicted that the world’s largest economy would have legislation by the end of the decade to combat climate change. His optimism comes despite intense political debate in the United States with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vowing…

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L.A. Times climate science denial article instead shows the Times clearly denying well established climate science

The L. A. Times published an article claiming that “Trump’s climate science denial clashes with the reality of rising seas in Florida” The article fails to address easily available and comprehensive NOAA tide gauge data updated through the year 2015 (http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_us.htm) showing that the Florida coastline is experiencing no acceleration in coastal sea level rise…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #241

The Week That Was: 2016-09-17 (September 17, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Vale Roger Cohen PhD RIP: We have lost a friend. Among his many accomplishments, Roger Cohen was a leader of the Exxon research team who…