Bacon, the Official Food of the Internet (meat division) is in trouble – and it’s not alone! This week saw several news stories about the potential impacts of climate change and increased carbon dioxide emissions on the foods we eat. From the sea to the land, our delicious meats and some of our delicious grains seem to be feeling the effects of a changing world. What exactly these changes mean for us and for the ecosystem is still murky, but observing and tracking them now is crucial for our ability to adapt to them. Read More Climate Change on Our Dinner Plates
So global climate change is basically talked about everywhere, right? As far as effects of increased carbon dioxide (CO2) due to human behavior go, that one grabs a lot of headlines. With climate change being responsible for everything from increasingly frequent and severe droughts in some areas to rising sea levels, there’s no surprise that it’s getting a lot of attention; it should get a lot of attention. But global climate change has an equally insidious and disruptive twin, ocean acidification, and that twin is starting to get a lot of press. Read More What about Ocean Acidification?