The Stream, May 9: Adapting to Climate Change

Genetically-modified crops are not the solution to Europe’s growing food demand, according to the European Union’s farm commissioner.

Warming temperatures are affecting European farming more severely than North America’s, according to a new climate study published in the journal Science. The study found that the climate shifts over the past three decades are linked to a 5.5-percent-decline in global wheat production, though climate change impacts vary across the globe.

This National Geographic photo essay portrays how densely-populated Bangladesh is adapting to climate-induced floods and rising sea levels.

China’s growing middle class is pushing the country’s environmental policies, the EU climate action commissioner said.

Europe’s first purpose-built, super-efficient, carbon-neutral smart city is underway in Portugal. While the innovative urban space will manage its own waste, water, electricity and traffic, the project seems like a giant experiment bordering utopia, according to EUobserver.

Meanwhile, Ohio plans to build the first offshore wind farm in the Great Lakes, Reuters reports.

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  1. Dan Forner says:

    Republican factory owners killed your family and friends in the catastrophic blizzards, floods, tornadoes, massive wildfires and other climate change that has been wiping out the bible-belt. This is the Climate Change that their factories created. This is the Climate Change that the Republicans lie about not existing. This is the Climate Change that they program their constituents to deny exists. This is the Climate Change that killed people, destroyed homes, further destroyed the economy that the Republican factories emissions caused so they could make profits by killing those people. Republicans deny Climate Change at all costs in order to keep their factories from having to pay to stop it. The Climate Change that is destroying massive sections of our country can no longer be hidden or denied. The issue of Climate Change is TOTALLY ONLY about Republican factories which cause Climate Change getting charged to put filters on their factories. In the face of a staggering volume of FACTS proving that Climate Change is here, Republicans train their sheep-like followers to deny it always and to never read any of the facts.

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