Browsing the "global warming" Tag

This Is Your Global Food Supply On Climate Change

August 11th, 2012 | by Steve Savage

OK, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I think that this year's climate extremes are linked to human-caused climate change. We might not really have the definitive answer on whether that is true for 20 years, but I would like nothing better than to be proven wrong about the linkage I'm making today. From a global food supply perspective, the effects of weather on 2012 food production is problematic no matter what its cause. As bad as it seems, it might just be a "shot over the bow" relative to what me might expect in the future.


We Can Reforest the Earth

July 31st, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

Protecting the 10 billion acres of remaining forests on earth and replanting many of those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health


Radical New Market-Based Campaign Aims to Make Forests More Valuable Alive than Dead

July 31st, 2012 | by Guest Author

Over the past 2 decades, since the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, we have witnessed the launch of many initiatives to stop deforestation. Despite the good intentions of each approach tried, we have continued to lose an area the size of New York City every other day to deforestation. These activities account for 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions – more than the entire global transportation sector. Code REDD plans to harness the economic activities that create deforestation as tools to fight it


Aflatoxin: A Toxic Potential of Climate Change

January 24th, 2012 | by Steve Savage

One of the most toxic and carcinogenic threats in the human food supply is a natural chemical called "aflatoxin"; the chance that it will contaminate a crop is enhanced by drought and/or insect damage - both conditions expected to be more common with the onset of climate change.



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