Tuesday, September 03, 2013


The Future of Wheat Production on the North China Plain
The major finding of the Chinese researchers was that winter wheat yields in the NCP could increase with high probability in the future due to climate change, such that during the 2020s, 2050s and 2080s, with (and without) CO2 fertilization effects and relative to 1961-1990 levels, simulated wheat yields would increase, on average, by 37.3% (18.6%), 67.8% (23.1%) and 87.2% (34.4%), respectively, over 80% of the study area.
Did Smokey Bear Make the 1988 Yellowstone Fires Worse? - Taegan Goddard's Wonk Wire
“Until the 1970s, fire policy had called for putting out every forest fire as soon as it started, creating tons of underbrush in Yellowstone — and in parks across the nation. And that underbrush had set the stage for raging wildfires. When federal officials shifted fire policy in 1972 to allow for naturally-caused fires to burn themselves out, and, hopefully, reduce potentially deadly build up of underbrush, it turned out to be too little too late. It failed to make a dent in the thousands of acres of dry underbrush that ignited in Yellowstone during the summer of 1988, the summer that gave everyone an education in fire.”
UK Chancellor Restates Support For Shale Development | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne used a speech at the Offshore Europe 2013 conference in Aberdeen Tuesday to reiterate the UK government’s support for the development of unconventional oil and gas resources in the UK.
Douglas Auld: The Biofuel Blunder | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
Lobbying trumped science as politicians lavished more than $100-billion in subsidies on morally suspect energy

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