2012 Rise In CO2 Levels Second-Highest In 54 Years

By SETH BORENSTEIN, Published 03/05/13 WASHINGTON — The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air jumped dramatically in 2012, making it very unlikely that global warming can be limited to another 2 degrees as many global leaders have hoped, new federal figures show. Scientists say the rise in CO2 reflects the world’s economy revving … More 2012 Rise In CO2 Levels Second-Highest In 54 Years

Climate Change Set to Batter U.S. Agriculture, Forests

Published: February 7th, 2013 Climate change is likely to transform U.S. agriculture by mid-century, reducing yields of many staple crops and the productivity of livestock operations, according to a new government analysis. Rising temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns will also harm the nation’s forests, increasing their vulnerability to fires, insect infestations and disease. Those are … More Climate Change Set to Batter U.S. Agriculture, Forests