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Climate change models underestimate future temperature variability; food security at risk

Climate change models underestimate future temperature variability; food security at risk

Climate change models underestimate future temperature variability; food security at risk Posted on 27 February 2012 by John Hartz This is a reprint of a news release posted by the University of Washington on Feb 17, 2012. Climate warming caused by greenhouse gases is very likely to increase the variability of summertime temperatures around the world by the end of this century, a University of Washington climate scientist said Friday. The findings have major implications for food production. Current climate models do not adequately reflect feedbacks from the relationship between the atmosphere and soil, which causes them to underestimate the increase of variability in summertime temperatures, said David Battisti, a UW professor of atmospheric sciences. Somali refugees hold meal cards outside a feeding center at an Ethiopian transit camp in September 2011. Severe drought in...

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