Preparing for climate-related food shocks

‘Shrouded within the discussion on climate change are the comparably impactful, shorter time-scale extreme events that can “shock” a part of the world in a matter of months or even weeks. While the gradual transformation of climate can have a major effect on the agricultural blueprint of a region, individual severe events can pose just as serious of a threat to regional and global food security in the form of food shocks.’

Source: Preparing for climate-related food shocks

California Assembly Passes Bill to Protect Public Infrastructure from Climate Change | Union of Concerned Scientists

‘OAKLAND, Calif. (June 1, 2016)—The California Assembly today passed AB 2800 (Quirk, D-Hayward), a bill requiring the creation of a climate-safe infrastructure working group. If passed by the Senate and signed into law, it would help address a dangerous disconnect between engineering and climate science that threatens the safety and benefits of costly public infrastructure projects. The bill passed off the Assembly floor with a vote of 52-16.’

Source: California Assembly Passes Bill to Protect Public Infrastructure from Climate Change | Union of Concerned Scientists

The New York Assembly Just Passed The Nation’s Most Ambitious Climate Bill | ThinkProgress

‘The New York State Assembly has passed the most ambitious climate bill in the country, one that would require the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from major sources to zero by 2050. The bill was passed Wednesday night with support from a broad coalition of organizations, including labor groups, environmental groups, and community leaders.’

Source: The New York Assembly Just Passed The Nation’s Most Ambitious Climate Bill | ThinkProgress

Changing climate will reduce corn production, University of Minnesota study predicts – StarTribune.com

‘Changing climate could dramatically reduce corn production in the coming decades, according to the research. Higher summer temperatures — interspersed with cycles of drought followed by heavy rain — could shrink the number of bushels per acre by 15 to 50 percent beginning midcentury, scientists said.’

Source: Changing climate will reduce corn production, University of Minnesota study predicts – StarTribune.com

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