Environment

A World Without Clouds

Clouds currently cover about two-thirds of the planet at any moment. But computer simulations of clouds have begun to suggest that as the Earth warms, clouds become scarcer. With fewer white surfaces reflecting sunlight back […]

Environment

Factoid

Freshwater makes up less than 3% of Earth’s water supply but is home to almost half of all fish species. [from National Geographic]

Environment

Italy’s wine industry is being tested by the effects of climate change in its vineyards

RAUSCEDO, Italy — Season after season, he’d been growing and harvesting the same grapes on the same land. But five years ago, Livio Salvador began to wonder whether something was changing. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/how-climate-change-is-upending-the-patterns-and-predictability-of-italys-wine-industry/2018/10/28/3ae7a9a0-c71e-11e8-9c0f-2ffaf6d422aa_story.html