Impressive new province-level climate action plan coming from our friends to the north. Nice to see someone leading. Let's hope the Dayton Administration comes forward with something similar before the legislature reconvenes in 2017.
New report from USDA on efforts to promote ag practices that reduce carbon emissions. It's striking how some of the same changes, cover crops, reduced nitrogen fertilizer application, manure management, will also help address our chronic water quality problems such as nitrate pollution.
Excellent Joe Romm piece about the rapid decline in solar, wind, and battery storage prices and how, as a result, the key to getting off fossil fuels will be deployment of existing technologies, not the discovery of new, whiz-bang inventions. Still important to keep, and to increase, investments in clean energy R & D, but getting present-day technologies out there into the market can produce massive results.
From SFGate: Coffee bean shortage predicted due to climate change.
Excellent collection of articles in the Spring 2016 issue of The Future of Children (a Princeton/Brookings collaboration) on children and climate change. These are not bland admonitions to do something "for the kids," but a series of hard-headed analyses of costs, benefits, and intergenerational equity. Definitely worth a read.