David Lobell is using elaborate statistical techniques to reveal a detailed picture of the effects of heat on crop yields. His work suggests that rising heat stress in some major growing areas is already putting a drag on production — and raises the possibility of much more serious effects as global warming continues.
E-IPER PhD candidate Jeremy Carl provided perspective on the usefulness of a new climate change pact signed by the governors of California, Oregon and Washington, along with the premier of British Columbia.
Environmental Earth System Science PhD candidate Mike Osborne was sponsored by AGU as a AAAS Mass Media Fellow over the summer, during which time he worked as a science journalist for KQED public radio for 10 weeks. Osborne reported on everything from the physics of sailing to a threatened owl species.