Study: Increasing temperatures lower yields

Study: Increasing temperatures lower yields

Computer simulations run by an international team of scientists showed that climate change will likely impact U.S. yields of wheat, maize (corn) and soybeans, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research said on Jan. 19.

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Harvests in the US to Suffer from Climate Change

Harvests in the US to Suffer from Climate Change

Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures. To better assess how climate change caused by human greenhouse gas emissions will likely impact wheat, maize and soybean, RDCEP's Joshua Elliott joined an international team of scientists that have run an unprecedentedly comprehensive set of computer simulations of US crop yields.

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U.S. faces huge crop losses if temperatures keep rising - scientists

U.S. faces huge crop losses if temperatures keep rising - scientists

If global temperatures continue to rise, the United States faces big drops in harvests of major food crops by 2100, which may push up global food prices, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, joined by Joshua Elliott of RDCEP, said on Thursday.

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Harvests in the US to suffer from climate change

Harvests in the US to suffer from climate change

When water supply from the soil to the plant decreases, the small openings in the leaves gradually close to prevent water loss. "The losses got substantially reduced when we increased irrigation of fields in the simulation, so water stress resulting from temperature increase seems to be a bigger factor than the heat itself," says co-author Joshua Elliott from the University of Chicago.

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Dust Bowl Repeat Would Devastate Today’s Crops, Study Finds

Dust Bowl Repeat Would Devastate Today’s Crops, Study Finds

A new study conducted by RDCEP researchers Joshua Elliott and Michael Glotter finds that a drought on the scale of the legendary Dust Bowl crisis of the 1930’s would have similarly destructive effects on U.S. agriculture today, despite technological and agricultural advances

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In Search of Elusive Warning Signals: Tipping Points in Ecology and Economics

In Search of Elusive Warning Signals: Tipping Points in Ecology and Economics

The University of Chicago's Becker Friedman Institute recently hosted RDCEP's Buz Brock. A former faculty member at UC, Brock is known for applying mathematical principles of chaos theory to study dynamic systems and nonlinearities in economics and econometrics. In his current role at the UW-Madison, he has been collaborating with others to study variations in the ecology of lake systems.

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How Climate Change Shifts the Global Food Map

How Climate Change Shifts the Global Food Map

With a worldwide population projected to top nine billion in the next 30 years, the amount of food produced globally will need to double. A new study from researchers at the University of Birmingham, as well as Joshua Elliott and Delphine Deryng of RDCEP, shows that much of the land currently used to grow wheat, maize and rice is vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

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Testing Economics from the Celestial Observatory

Testing Economics from the Celestial Observatory

Economics is a field where theories are easy to create, and very difficult to test. It’s impractical, if not impossible, to run a controlled experiment on a scale large enough to measure the true effect of policy on economies. But a new paper from Computation Institute researchers presents an extraterrestrial solution...

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Campus as a Laboratory: Late Night Hackathon Digs Into UChicago Energy Data

Campus as a Laboratory: Late Night Hackathon Digs Into UChicago Energy Data

The University of Chicago's newest initiative, Campus as a Lab kicked off on May 20th with a Spring Hackathon, where a packed room in the Saieh Hall for Economics heard about UChicago’s current energy procedures and challenges, then split into small teams and worked with real data on campus buildings.

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