Daily Archives: August 28, 2009

Warming in the Heartland: Is the nation’s “breadbasket” toast?—Another preparedness challenge

Yields of three of the most important crops produced in the United States – corn, soybeans, and cotton – are predicted to “fall off a cliff” if temperatures rise due to climate change, according to a paper published online this … Continue reading

Posted in Assessments of Climate Impacts and Adaptation, Global Climate Disruption and Impacts | Comments Off on Warming in the Heartland: Is the nation’s “breadbasket” toast?—Another preparedness challenge

New Orleans pumps unsafe on Katrina anniversary, report concludes: Army Corps preparedness cover-up?

The mainstream media, including the New York Times and the New Orleans Times-Picayune, have not covered an independent evaluation recently released by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that there are serious safety and reliability issues with hydraulic pumps … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change Preparedness, Whistleblowers | Comments Off on New Orleans pumps unsafe on Katrina anniversary, report concludes: Army Corps preparedness cover-up?

A new user-friendly computer tool for visualizing climate change

The Nature Conservancy has announced a new interactive program, ClimateWizard, that allows anyone to click on any state in the US or any region of the world to see how temperature and precipitation have changed in 50 years and how … Continue reading

Posted in Global Climate Disruption and Impacts | Comments Off on A new user-friendly computer tool for visualizing climate change