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No Shockers in White House Climate Report

The Obama Administration released a much-vaunted update on climate change today. The report contains no new data and few new conclusions on the pace and impact of climate change across the U.S. Rather it affirms the core findings of previous reports and sounds the alarm for rapid, definitive action to reduce carbon emissions and prepare for changes already on the way.

Food Crisis a Likely Result of Global Warming

We’ve written a lot here about likely climate change effects like wildfires, rising seas, and water shortages, but one Pandora’s box we haven’t opened yet is the potential for a food crisis. A Stanford study finds that rising temperatures are likely to have a major effect on crop yields in the the tropics and sub tropics by 2100.