Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Hurricane Strikes Are Becoming Much Less Common | Real Science
October hurricane strikes occurred almost three times as often during the 19th century as they do now. They used to happen about once every 1.7 years, and now they happen about once every five years. The peak decades for October hurricanes were the 1880s and the 1940s, which both had six.
- Bishop Hill blog - Climategate revisited
The BBC Radio 4 programme revisiting Climategate is on tonight at 9pm. Here's the blurb:
Honey's too tight to mention: rain and cold weather hit hive yields - Nature - Environment - The Independent
Rain and cold weather this summer saw honey yields from hives fall by almost three-quarters.
[Beware the upcoming Irish banana famine?]: BBC News - Bananas could replace potatoes in warming world
Climate change could lead to crops from the banana family becoming a critical food source for millions of people, a new report says.
Food may cause almost a third of greenhouse emissions -study | Reuters
OSLO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Food production accounts for up to 29 percent of man-made greenhouse gases, twice the amount the United Nations has estimated comes from farming, a study published on Wednesday said.

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