Welcome to Climanosco’s library, an ever-growing collection on all things climate science.
Rising carbon dioxide is decreasing nutrition in crops and endangering health among the less wealthy
Matthew Smith and Samuel S Myers
Carbon dioxide levels are rising globally. The increasing CO2 levels reduce the concentration of nutrients in many of the crops that are consumed worldwide (wheat, rice, barley, maize, legumes, and potatoes). The larger effects for human health are concentrated in regions that heavily rely on these crops for their nutrition such as South and Southeast Asia, North Africa, and the …
Continue reading “Rising carbon dioxide is decreasing nutrition in crops and endangering health among the less wealthy”
The impact of climate change will hit urban dwellers first – Can green infrastructure save us?
Two phenomena that can cause large numbers of premature human deaths have gained attention in the last years: heat waves and air pollution. These two effects have two things in common: They are closely related to climate change and they are particularly intense in urban areas. Urban areas are particular susceptible to these impacts because they can store lots of …
Continue reading “The impact of climate change will hit urban dwellers first – Can green infrastructure save us?”