Adaptation

Ecosystem Shift Accelerating From Changing Climate New Research Says

Research published last week in the journal Nature estimates the “velocity of climate change,” a measurement of how quickly rising temperatures force ecosystems to migrate in order to survive – and the likelihood that some species within an ecosystem will face extinction. The report says that land-based ecosystems will need to move an average of one-quarter mile (420 meters) annually to cooler areas over the …

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California on the “Front Lines” – Schwarzenegger Releases Comprehensive Climate Adaptation Plan

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced yesterday the release of the Climate Adaptation Strategy (CAS).  Sitting at the center of San Francisco Bay, Schwarzenegger used the symbolism of Treasure Island as the site to make his announcement and emphasize the importance for the state taking action to adapt to climate change. Treasure Island is projected to be underwater by century’s end. The CAS analyzes multi-sector impacts …

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Podcast: House Committee Will Examine U.S. Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategies

[podcast]http://www.globalwarmingisreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/climate_news-10-20.mp3[/podcast] The House Select Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee, chaired by Ed Markey, co-author of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, will hold a hearing this Thursday to consider how the U.S. can best adapt to inevitable climate change. A report from the U.S. Global Change Research Program shows the effects of climate change are already being felt throughout most of the …

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Ag Giants, Free Trade Agreements Threatening Food Security, Seed Diversity & Farmers’ Adaptability

Multinational agricultural corporations, government subsidies and free trade agreements are threatening world crop and plant diversity and the ability of small, traditional farmers to adapt to climate change, according to research presented at the 2nd annual World Seed Conference in Rome.

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2nd World Agroforestry Congress Opens in Kenya

Agriculture, climate change, conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, and and socio-economic development are all coming together in Nairobi, Kenya as participants from around the globe attend the 2nd World Agroforestry Congress.

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