Climate change and the “U word” …continued

26 February, 2012 by (comments)

This piece in Scientific American takes a closer look at last week’s news (and here) about the role of computer models in predicting the effects of climate change on agriculture, following three new reports from the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Research Program. In this article, CIAT’s Andy Jarvis explains the “Two Degrees Up” principle, andRead More …

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Climate change, supermodels and uncertainty

21 February, 2012 by (comments)

Accurately predicting tomorrow’s weather is notoriously difficult. So what are we to make of climate change studies that make predictions for 50 years’ time? According to three new reports from the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Research Program, the models commonly used for predicting future climates were pretty wide of the mark when they were testedRead More …

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