Climate Change Stories

Climate change team tours research sites

Participants in a multi-year $20 million climate change study will next week tour research sites across the region.

They are analyzing the effects the changing climate will have on agriculture, such as higher summer temperatures.

University of Idaho atmospheric scientist Von Walden said there is solid evidence that rising carbon dioxide levels related to industrialization in the last 150 years is causing warming of the planet.

Walden said computer model simulations predict a two- to seven-degree Fahrenheit rise in summer temperatures by about 2050. Precipitation changes are harder to predict, but could be affected by higher winter temperatures, he said. Continue reading