The web is a worldwide wilderness of information, a heaping digital banquet of articles about food and climate, some good, many mediocre, others superficial. Perhaps you would like some suggestions. Every month, Reveal’s Tom Knudson is going to be selecting the best stories on food and climate that you should read.
How climate change affects the U.S. and the world, from drought and mass migration to food security and global conflicts
Red Cross ‘failed for 12 days’ after historic Louisiana floods
In August, flooding in Louisiana killed 13 people and left more than 80,000 homes severely damaged. And once again, the American Red Cross’ response left local officials seething.
Wading through the aftermath of Louisiana’s 1,000-year flood
Many of the homes that were flooded in the Baton Rouge area after a record-breaking storm still have contents and debris that haven’t been hauled away.
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Climate change will mean the end of national parks as we know them
After a century of helping visitors enjoy the wonders of the natural world, the guardians of America’s most treasured places have been handed an almost unimaginable new job – slowing the all-out assault climate change is waging against national parks across the nation.
‘The blob’: How marine heatwaves are causing unprecedented climate chaos
Wide-scale disruption from marine heatwaves is increasingly being seen all around the globe, with regions such as Australia seemingly being hit with more than their fair share.
Alaskan town decides whether to stay or go in face of climate change
Rising seas and more ice-free months are causing erosion that is eating away at the island. Residents fear it will be completely submerged within decades.
Why trees won’t save us from climate change
Trees can slow the warming of our planet by taking carbon out of the air, but only if they’re healthy. Hotter, longer summers could soon be weakening trees beyond repair, devastating whole forests and turning them into sources of carbon.
Water world: Rising tides close in on Trump, the climate change denier
Climate change has barely registered as a 2016 campaign issue, but in Florida, the state which usually decides the presidential election, the waters are lapping at the doors of Donald Trump’s real estate empire.
Texas officials are scrambling to prepare for next monster hurricane
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn filed legislation that he says would expedite the long process of constructing a hurricane protection system for the Texas coast, including the particularly vulnerable Houston region.
The world already would be out of water if everyone ate like Americans
In private, Nestle executives told U.S. officials that the world is on a collision course with doom because Americans eat too much meat, and now, other countries are following suit, according to secret documents.