Ecological effects of Global warming
Wine growers can't keep upRegions that have historically supplied the world’s best wine will no longer be hospitable climates to grow wine grapes, according to research by EDF staff and others.
Delayed planes, trains and automobilesAccording to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, extreme weather contributes to the infrastructure damage, leading to additional travel delays.
Iconic Western forests decimated by beetlesSince 1996, bark beetles have decimated an area roughly the size of Washington State. One reason: Recent winters haven't been cold enough to kill off the beetles.Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP. Inset: R. Baker & S.B. Bambara/NC State.
Climate change threatens national securityIn press interviews, U.S. Pacific Command Chief Adm. Samuel J. Locklear noted that rising sea levels can destabilize global security as refugees flee flood-stricken homelands.
Lyme disease alertWarmer temperatures are contributing to the range expansion and severity of tick-borne Lyme disease.Map: American Lyme Disease Foundation
And lookout: Infectious diseases could get worse.In Bangladesh, for example, a rise in water temperature has been observed to increase the risk of a cholera outbreak by two to five times.