Browsing the "global warming" Tag

Is climate change hurting wine production?

July 6th, 2012 | by Jennifer Kaplan

A 2010 study from researchers at the Southern Oregon University and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife showed definitively that the climate in wine grape growing regions of the Western United States has been getting warmer


Heat, Not Just Precipitation Changes, a Major Crop Concern

November 8th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

It's long been understood that precipitation changes from global warming (i.e. droughts and floods) pose major crop problems. However, what has not been so widely discussed up to now is how much heat, itself, could cause considerable crop problems. Crops scientists are now finding, though, that this is a major problem.. already


Peanut Butter Prices Rising Due to Climate Change

October 18th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Jeannie wrote about peanut butter becoming more scarce a couple months ago. As she noted at the time, incredible U.S. drought was the cause of this. These are just some of the effects of global warming that we have been warned about for decades, of course. Now, with scarcity, prices rise. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that several major peanut butter brands are raising prices, considerably


Global Warming Threatens Chocolate

October 17th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Just last week, Rachel talked about new research showing that chocolate lowers stroke risk in women, and that's just one of the health benefits of chocolate. On top of this, research has shown that chocolate is delicious. Unfortunately, just like coffee crops, global warming is threatening the world's chocolate supply.


Watch the Climate Reality Live Stream Here

September 14th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Beginning at 8pm this evening, Al Gore and 23 other speakers will be discussing climate change and dispelling false claims made by its deniers. You can watch it live right here. Wait...what does climate change have to do with food? Everything



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