Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #278

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week. “…it was clear that the first and greatest need was to establish the facts of the past record of the natural climate in times before any side effects of human activities could well be important.” – H.H. Lamb on…

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…