This is the first episode of a series on climate change produced by ShowTime. Excellent!
P.S. PR friends: The evangelical climate scientist, Katherine Hayhoe, interviewed in this episode, provided the global climate data used in a recently published study on seasonal impacts of climate change on ag water resources in Puerto Rico. Click here to download
- David Frum: The drought in the U.S., Russia and Australia is driving up food prices
- He says sharp rises in prices have long been tied to unrest among the world’s poor
- High prices have been cited as a cause of last year’s upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia, he says
- Frum: The winner of November election in U.S. will have to deal with the consequences
Rainfall maps for June 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 are shown below. Rainfall for June this years is well below normal. El Yunque appears to have received only about 1/3 of the rainfall that it received in each of the previous three years. I am not a forest ecologist, but this seems like a very bad situation to me.