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February 2010

Zambia Farmers Impacted by Climate Change

By Agriculture

(from an article in the Times of Zambia) "Farming has now become completely different and difficult," laments Dickson Siangoma. Mr Siangoma is a headman at Malundu Village in Lusitu area of Siavonga and is struck by the changing weather patterns and conditions that have made farming a little less predictable and a high risk venture….

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Australian Farmers Adapting to Climate Change Rather than Fighting Something that Is Not "Real"

By Agriculture

This summary of a Australian CBS Documentary on agriculture in Australia. "Many Australian farmers are accepting the variable nature of the weather and adapting their practices to deal with climate change, rather than getting caught up in the political debate on whether that change is natural or man-made. Farmers say the lack of water and…

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Coffee Industry Impacted by Warming Global Climate

By Agriculture

(from AFP) Coffee producers say they are getting hammered by global warming, with higher temperatures forcing growers to move to prized higher ground, putting the cash crop at risk. "There is already evidence of important changes" said Nestor Osorio, head of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), which represents 77 countries that export or import the…

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Antarctic Ice Report from the USGS – authors say "widely regarded as among the most profound and unambiguous examples of the effects of global warming yet seen on the planet"

By Antarctica

Antarctica is shrinking and the rate of melt and ice discharge is accelerating. In the last 20 years an area of ice almost the size of Alaska has been lost. Every ice front on the southern section of the peninsula has been retreating from 1947 to 2009, with the most dramatic changes since 1990.This U.S….

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Greenland Melt Increases – Warmer Ocean Water Melts 100 Times More Than Surface Melt

By Greenland

Two new articles in Nature Geoscience describe greater melting from under ice sea water in fjords.  A team headed by Woods Hole oceanographer Straneo Fiammetta found, as their discovery paper implies, warm subtropical waters circulating beneath Helhiem Glacier in the Sermilik Fjord, East Greenland. the warm waters come from the Atlantic Ocean east of Greenland…

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Fiction from Utah House of Representatives? (Emailgate: Tricks, Gravy Train)

By Deniers and Delayers

No, this is real. In a non-binding resolution form the states Legislature, the original version of contained these quotes: "…well organized and ongoing effort to manipulate and incorporate "tricks" related to global temperature data in order to produce a global warming outcome". It  said climate researchers were riding a "gravy train (that would) ultimately lock…

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Big Mistake in Arctic Sea Ice Calculations – Unexpected Arctic Melt Found to be Even Further Ahead of Projections than Recently Understood

By Arctic

370 scientists from 27 countries around the world spent last winter on the first ship of its kind (research vessel) ever to remain mobile in the Arctic during the winter season. What they found was that Arctic sea ice is decaying "…much faster than their most pessimistic models predict". ( The Winnipeg Free Press Interview…

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