Conference offers tools to understand, work with climate change

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Farmers working around changing weather patterns have access to climate tools and resources provided by the University of Nebraska’s High Plains Regional Climate Center.

A conference hosted by the University of Nebraska Extension presented climate change and its impact on agriculture in the Midwest and globally. Four of the videos from the conference are now available on CropWatch.

Videos from the conference look at climate change trends and projections at global and regional levels. Other videos present climate outlooks and the impact of climate change on soil health. The videos offer resources and tools available to farmers, allowing them to better plan their year and manage crop schedules.

Watch the videos on the University of Nebraska CropWatch YouTube page.



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Babu G. Ranganathan    
April, 10, 2013 at 09:12 AM

GLOBAL WARMING MAY NOT BE MAN MADE Dr. Larry Vardiman (scientist and physicist) of the Institue for Creation Research says: "One possible scenario may be found in a recent series of articles by Henrik Svensmark and Nigel Marsh, cosmic ray specialists from Denmark, who have shown an indirect connection between galactic cosmic ray (GCR) intensity and global temperature.7,8,9 They are studying the influence of the Sun on the flow of GCR to Earth. The Sun's changing sunspot activity influences the magnetosphere surrounding the Earth permitting more GCR to strike the Earth during high periods of activity. When the Sun is active, the intensity of GCR striking the Earth is increased, causing more ionization in the atmosphere, creating more carbon-14, and possibly creating more cloud condensation nuclei (CCN). This increase in CCN, in turn, appears to create more low-level clouds which cool the Earth. When the Sun is quiet the GCR intensity striking the Earth is reduced, allowing the Earth to warm. Svensmark and Marsh have shown a striking statistical correlation between sunspot activity and global cooling and warming over the past 1000 years. The recent rise in global temperature may partially be due to current low solar activity supplemented by a recent increase in carbon dioxide concentration measured at Mauna Loa. The connection which still needs further study is the production of CCN and clouds by GCR." There is a good deal of science showing that global warming is not mad made. Yes, we still should have pollution controls, as we already do, but not to the extreme because it will unnecessarily hurt business. Visit my newest Internet site: THE SCIENCE SUPPORTING CREATION Babu G. Ranganathan B.A. Bible/Biology Author of popular Internet article, TRADITIONAL DOCTRINE OF HELL EVOLVED FROM GREEK ROOTS

Brian    
VA  |  April, 10, 2013 at 09:35 AM

One wonders what the importance of putting resources in to dealing with the effects of climate change are? One recent article on Drovers cited 9 extra days of heavy rainfall over a sixty year period as a notable example of climate change. Year-to-year variation is often greater than that and can differ by an order of magnitude or more. Coupled with the fact that global warming and cooling trends are cyclical by nature as pointed out by Babu, we know that money spent on this research could be better spent elsewhere.

Lee    
Dublin  |  April, 10, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Nine days? Over sixty years huh? How could we have survived? Do the nut-cases writing these reports even look at what they write.

Welles    
NV  |  April, 11, 2013 at 08:48 AM

All this frantically animated climate change alarmism is a new industry. Just like a goldrush, "researchers", "data miners" and "boosters" pile onto the bandwagon to fan the flames and reap the cheap thrills. It has become a haven for sub-par journalists, fast becoming their trademark. Be afraid, be very afraid!


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