Drought Takes Its Toll – From sweet corn to apples, root crops to pumpkins. The drought in much of New York is taking its toll as growers run out of water and irrigation options. (Updated x2.)
Now that the majority of people in both political parties accept that climate change is occurring, Washington’s top task is to catch up with the rest of the country and engage in a real debate about practical solutions.
Climate, Infrared Radiation, Blowtorch, Action! –
Cornell climate scientist Toby Ault, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, uses pyrotechnics to demonstrate the greenhouse effect using an infrared camera, a metal globe, a blowtorch, and a piece of glass.
Understanding the Views and Actions of U.S. Farmers Towards Climate Change - Many U.S. farmers have noticed changes in weather patterns and an increase in extreme weather, yet remain skeptical about climate change and the long-term risks it poses. Studies show the majority of farmers believe that climate change is happening, but fewer farmers believe that climate change is human-caused than those who believe that climate change is occurring.