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Dienstag, 17. November 2015

UN-Meteorologen: Klimaphänomen El Niño bedroht weite Teile der Welt



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UN-Meteorologen: Klimaphänomen El Niño bedroht weite Teile der Welt
// heise online News

So ein "Christkind" will wirklich niemand: Das gefährliche Klimaphänomen El Niño ist stärker als in den vergangenen 15 Jahren. Maßgeblich Schuld daran ist nach UN-Angaben die Erderwärmung.









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Sigurd A.Röber

Montag, 16. November 2015

Klimaschutz braucht Manager

Klimaschutz braucht Manager

2020 soll der Ausstoß von Treibhausgasen gegenüber 1990 um mindestens 40 Prozent sinken. Das hat die Bundesregierung festgelegt. - Wie das geht? Klimaschutzmanager helfen Kommunen und Bürgern bei der Umsetzung der Ziele.

http://dw.com/p/1H1ET


Sigurd A.Röber

Samstag, 7. November 2015

Dürre-Atlas Europas: Extremwetter im Mittelalter



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Dürre-Atlas Europas: Extremwetter im Mittelalter
// Alle Artikel - Nachrichten aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Sport

Ausgetrockneter See auf Sizilien, REUTERS / REUTERS

Verheerende Dürren trafen Europa bis in die Neuzeit. Mit einem Extremwetter-Atlas der letzten 2000 Jahre wollen Forscher verstehen, wie das Klima so verrückt spielen konnte.


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Sigurd A.Röber

Dienstag, 3. November 2015

This Is What Five Years of Drought Has Done to California's Farmland


knows about these facts. 
It's a big problem in other countries too.
So lets talk about solutions. Time is Running.

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This Is What Five Years of Drought Has Done to California's Farmland
// Gizmodo

This Is What Five Years of Drought Has Done to California's Farmland

Promises of rain to come withstanding, California is still smack in the middle of a long, punishing drought. So what does it look like when a top agricultural state undergoes years of drought? Not good, friends.

The USDA and NASA's Ames Research Center put out this map comparing the amount of idle farmland four years ago to today—and found that the amount of idle land this year had topped 1 million acres. That's double what we were seeing four years ago.

But, hey, the U.S. is blessed with a wide swath of farmland, that is distributed fairly well across the country. Surely, if California's food production falls off, the other states can pick up the slack, right? Well, to some degree—but it certainly won't be seamless.

California's climate is especially good for producing fruits and vegetables that may not grow so easily elsewhere (hence the current hand-wringing over the state of our almond supply). Even more problematically, though, the state doesn't just produce the largest portion of the U.S.'s food—it's also the state with the most food manufacturing plants. Our food infrastructure is set up under the assumption that California is, and will remain, a top producer.

If the drought does pull California down over the longterm, we could be looking at a huge change in our food system.


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Sigurd A.Röber