18
FEB
2016

Climate Change and Drought

by Steve McNulty I have given hundreds of presentations to land managers over the years related to climate change impacts and management options. Almost without exception, someone from the audience will approach me after a talk and say, “I don’t know if I believe in climate...
06
JAN
2016

Caribbean Climate Sub-Hub Releases First in a New Video Series

by Sarah Wiener, with text and video credits to Caribbean Climate Sub-Hub The Caribbean Climate Sub-Hub (CCSH) recently released the first of four videos, this one covering cattle and dairy farming in the Tropics. The video focuses on adaptation practices for tropical dairy...
29
JUN
2015

Summertime, and the Livin’ Is Easy?

by Jennifer Moore Myers This summer is off with a bang, as much of the South is experiencing record heat waves and below normal rainfall. Our town has just broken the record for the number of consecutive days (12!) at or above 95 degrees. Southeast Farm Press has a nice article...
23
JUN
2015

More Forest Harvesting and Thinning Needed Due to Climate Change

by Steve McNulty I wanted to share a couple of articles.  The first from the journal Nature showa that 75% of extreme heat days can be linked to climate change, and that extreme heat will continue to increase in the coming years and decades. In a related article, the historic...
01
JUN
2015

SERCH LIGHTS: We Want Your Feedback

by Jennifer Moore Myers Did you receive the test alert for SERCH LIGHTS? [If not, you can take a look at the archived agriculture and forest alerts and sign up for SERCH LIGHTS here to receive a test alert in early June.] Two drought-focused alerts were sent this month, one for...
01
APR
2015

SERCH LIGHTS – What Will You Find?

by Jennifer Moore Myers New to the SERCH toolkit is an alert subscription product that will match interesting, useful information to your location and sector(s) on a monthly basis. The first alert focuses on drought — how it is predicted to change over the next month, how...
19
NOV
2014
USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announces the USDA Regional Climate Hubs in a video

Video: Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Talks Climate Hubs

by Sarah Wiener Back when the USDA Regional Climate Hubs were announced in February 2014, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Ann Mills, and the Director of the USDA Climate Change Program Office William Hohenstein...