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New Organizations Emerge to Provide Policy and Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation

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March 3, 2015 - The 21st century is creating a whole new area of expertise and a business opportunity for organizations both private and public focused on mitigating and combating climate change.  Here is a brief overview of a few of these. If you know of others please let me know and I will endeavour to write about the work they are doing in this most important field.

The Next Dietitian You Consult With May Be An Entomologist

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February 21, 2015 - By 2050 with more than 9 billion human mouths to feed let alone countless cattle, pigs, chickens and other meat, it is not surprising that food scientists are turning to the most prolific animals on Earth as a good source for protein. We are not talking about two and four-legged creatures, but those with six - insects.

New Maps Show Progress of Ocean Acidification

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February 20, 2015 - Since the Industrial Revolution began two centuries ago our oceans have absorbed a quarter of the excess carbon dioxide (CO2) humanity has been adding to the atmosphere.

The State of Carbon Capture and Sequestration

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February 17, 2015 - The Global Carbon Capture and Sequestration Institute (GCCS) in its most recent report tells us there are approximately a dozen large-scale CCS projects operating around the world. The total amount of captured carbon dioxide (CO2) amounts to less less than 30 million tons per year.

Ever Heard of Marker-Assisted Breeding?

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February 16, 2015 - For those who fear genetically modified foods, or GMOs, there is another technology known as marker-assisted breeding that uses genome investigation to help us make the foods we grow better.

Extreme Heat Still Burning Australia in the Summer of 2015

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February 11, 2015 - Yesterday I wrote about Australia's "angry summer." That was 2013 when Australia experienced its hottest on record. The summer that followed in 2014 turned out to be almost as hot, ranking third.

For Australia Climate Change and Weather are One in the Same

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February 10, 2015 - This week, Australia's Prime Minister was besieged by his own political party, surviving a vote of confidence.

The Spawning of Climate Change Resistance Movements

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February 8, 2015 - In the late Michael Crichton novel, State of Fear, he questions climate change science and weaves a story about a green guerilla resistance movement focused on tearing down modern civilization.

Climate Change in the News - Geo-engineering, Agriculture and GHGs and Norway's Carbon Pledges

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February 7, 2015 - I write a considerable amount about climate change. Why? Because I consider it and runaway human population growth to be the two most significant negative impactors in the 21st century. This week some of us here on Earth once more brought up the topic of geo-engineering our way out of climate change.

Genetic Resources Being Assessed in Light of Climate Change

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February 2, 2015 - We have finally made it to our wintering spot here in Southern Florida where my wife and I plan to spend the next few weeks. Please forgive the hiatus in my postings but this annual migration recharges my batteries every winter and gives me hours on the road to think about subjects of interest to you my readers.

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