2010: Hottest, wettest, coldest, driest on record

28 June, 2011 by (comments)

New research has found that 2010 was plagued by some of the most extreme weather and temperatures in recorded history, according to the Guardian, following WMO reports that 2010 was the joint-warmest on record with 2005. And this year is shaping up to be one for the record books also, in particular the costliest year for weather-related disasters.

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Maize – highly sensitive to rising temperatures

15 March, 2011 by (comments)

A one-degree Celsius temperature rise can cause massive yield losses in maize, according to a soon-to-be-published study from Stanford University and CIAT sister center, the International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT). The study, due to be published in Nature Climate Change, found that a single degree Celsius increase in temperature could cut harvests in two thirds of maizeRead More …

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