A recent article in Scientific American summarizes various studies on the attitudes of U.S. farmers toward climate change. While a majority believe that changes in the climate have been observed, only a minority attribute those changes to human activity.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
As part of the U.S. Administration’s efforts to support national climate change adaptation planning and to advance the U.S. Department of Energy’s goal of promoting energy security, DOE has published a report summarizing the state of knowledge regarding current and potential future impacts of climate change on the U.S. energy sector.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Last week, the Adaptation to Climate Change Team at Simon Fraser University released a new study that explores local, national and international climate change-driven challenges to food production as well as new opportunities and potential adaptation responses. The report makes three high-level recommendations to enhance adaptation efforts:
- Integrated water resource and agri-food sustainability strategies to inform science-based and economically viable resource development, and plans and management actions.
- Sustainable food production plans based on agri-climate zones to achieve sustainable, multiple-benefits flows to avoid costly, underperforming, narrowly determined responses.
- Effective integrated adaptation and risk reduction practices rather than incomplete, inconsistent or contradictory uses of adaptation and risk reduction practices.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
The Scottish government has prepared a consultation document toward Scotland's Climate Change Adaptation Programme. The report solicits feedback on the Programme, as required by section 53 of the
Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, which sets out Scottish Ministers objectives, proposals and policies for addressing the impacts identified by the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) that have been identified as a priority for Scotland over the next five years.