Climate and Agriculture Archives - State of the Planet

Simultaneous Droughts Could Threaten Global Food Security, Says Study

In a world where many countries depend on agricultural imports, warming climate increases the odds that multiple important crops could fail.

by |February 9, 2022

Lisa Goddard: Led Global Efforts to Advance Near-Term Climate Forecasting

Lisa Goddard, longtime director of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, has died.

by |January 21, 2022

In New Project, Millions of Farmers Will Help to Improve Insurance Against Climate Disasters

Until now, most index insurance did not have the capacity to tap the wisdom of crowds of farmers themselves.

by Kristen French |October 27, 2021

At UN Food Systems Summit, Did Business Show It Is Serious About Addressing the Crises Facing Global Food Systems?

While pledges were made, they did not meet the moment.

by Nora Mardirossian and Kimathi Muiruri |September 30, 2021

Climate & Water in a Changing Africa: Uncertainty, Adaptation & the Social Construction of Fragile Environments

A special issue for the journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences examines water (in)security in Africa in an age of global climate change.

by Harry Verhoeven |September 28, 2021

Raising Ambitions for Food Systems and Climate Change

The Food Climate Partnership is hosting an event on Tuesday, September 21 during New York City’s Climate Week 2021: Raising Ambitions for Food Systems and Climate Change by Uniting Science and Policy.

by Erik Mencos Contreras |September 20, 2021

Insurance Tools for Climate Adaptation: Q&A with Rahel Diro

Diro is an expert on index-based insurance, a proven way to help farmers cover some of the financial losses caused by drought and other weather extremes that damage their crops.

by |September 3, 2021

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Milestones in Climate Science

Much of the modern understanding of climate change is underpinned by pioneering studies done at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Here’s a timeline of significant studies.

by |July 9, 2021

Food Systems Offer Huge Opportunities to Cut Emissions, Study Finds

Researchers drilling into the many moving parts of food systems say that greenhouse-gas emissions have been systematically underestimated.

by |June 8, 2021

Volcanoes May Have Large, Lasting Impacts on Global Precipitation

A new study employs natural climate archives such as tree rings to better understand volcanoes’ impacts on global rainfall patterns.

by |March 9, 2021