Earth’s surface temperatures in 2019 were THE SECOND WARMEST since modern record-keeping began in 1880. Globally, 2019 temperatures were SECOND ONLY TO THOSE IN 2016 and continued the planet’s long-term warming trend. THE PAST FIVE YEARS HAVE BEEN THE WARMEST IN THE PAST 140 YEARS. IMAGE BY NASA.
Monday, 1 July 2019
Global agriculture: Impending threats to biodiversity
Wine crops in Chile. A dreamstime photo.
A new study finds that expanding cropland to meet growing food demands, poses a far greater threat to biodiverity in the tropics than intensification. More here.