updates of large scale temperature data-sets appear to depress 19th century and raise 21st century temperature values.
"Too much rain or too little (ruins) any crop, not only paddy. Rainfall fluctuation, especially in 2011, left crops vulnerable," Malika Wimalasuriya, head of the climate change unit at the Meteorological Department, told IPS.
"Sri Lanka, being closer to the equator, is more vulnerable to climate change impacts (than other countries)," Yehiya warned. In fact, the ADB report predicted large crop losses in Asia due to changing climate patterns in the next 100 years primarily due to its proximity to the equator.
Pierce is sadly misinformed about the true cause for the catastrophic wildfires experienced here in the Southwest. Once upon a time there was a timber industry in the Southwestern United States and thanks to overly zealous environmentalists, much of the necessary thinning to keep our forests healthy was abandoned, legislated out of existence.
Academics, students, governmental agency representatives and interested parties who want to collaborate to provide information and tools to help residents, businesses and governments make better choices when adapting to climate change will gather June 6-8 at the University of Missouri for the conference, Adapting to Climate Change: Gaining the Advantage.
...climate will continue to change at an accelerating rate