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Temperatures in 2016 Are Already Near COP21 Limit

Published on Truthout, 26 April 2016.

The first three months of 2016 have been so warm that global temperatures are already nearing the limit set at the COP21 climate conference, whose international commitments haven’t even been ratified by its signatory countries yet. There is no evidence to lead us to believe that these dramatic planetary warming trends will not continue unabated.

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Agriculture on the Brink

Published on Truthout, 4 April 2016.

When it comes to farming, global temperature increases spurned by anthropogenic climate disruption is bad news. Higher temperatures mean more droughts, wildfires, soil depletion and seasonal changes that, in general, have deleterious impacts on growing food.

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