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Cottoning onto warmer farming in Central Asia #climate

Researchers from the Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, Saint Petersburg have assessed future climate change impacts on agriculture in the Central Asian republics.

The analysis looks at the consequences of global warming for the main branches of agriculture in Central Asia, such as cotton, wheat and barley by the middle of 21st century. 227 more words

Climate Change

Stalemate at UN climate talks as splits re-appear

Another COP flop seems likely. After the usual fig leaf of the closing declaration, they’ll kick the panic can down the road to the next bloated gab-fest in Glasgow 2020. 160 more words



Miriam Hyman

Gopher Tortoise, 50 Years Old 

We saw the tortoise through
The rear-view mirror.
“Stop!” Jorge yelled.
We clambered out of the van.
Ran along the side of the… 229 more words
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Book Review: New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson

It with great pleasure (and a small bit of relief) that I am finally able to get this review posted!  Originally published back in March 2017, I had been eagerly anticipating this read not only because it looked to cover some really interesting subject matter, but also on account of Kim Stanley Robinson having emerged as one of my favorite authors. 1,073 more words

Book Reviews


On a bus trip in the Andes mountains in Northern Patagonia, there was a short stop at a village called Santa Lucia.

We´d been a couple of hours on the way, the bus was cramped, and it was good to get out and stretch the legs. 786 more words


Mediocre Madrid

Greta Thunberg summed up COP25 in Madrid well when she said “Finding holistic solutions is what the Cop should be all about,” she said. “But instead countries find ways to negotiate loopholes, double count and do clever PR to avoid raising their ambition.”  … 904 more words

Climate Change

Leeds signs major European climate pledge

Leeds has joined 26 European cities in signing a climate pledge that underlines the leading roles cities are taking in fighting climate change.

The city climate pledges, which were organised by the major European network… 206 more words

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