Model Predicts Economic Damage from Climate Change to be Greatest in the South in the US

Maps showing how climate change will adversely affect the United States in areas of agriculture, crime, life span, property damage, and labor. Source: Hsiang, et. al, 2017.Maps showing how climate change will adversely affect the United States in areas of agriculture, crime, life span, property damage, and labor. Source: Hsiang, et. al, 2017.

A new model maps out the agriculture, crime, coastal storms, energy, human mortality, and labor costs of climate change in the United States.

By Using High-resolution Satellite Imagery to Survey Drylands, Researchers Boosted Estimates of Global Forest Cover by 9%

Baobabs forests in Madagascar are an example of forests located in a drylands biome. Photo: Rod Waddington.Baobabs forests in Madagascar are an example of forests located in a drylands biome. Photo: Rod Waddington.

Researchers, using high-resolution satellite imagery, have discovered there is about 40-47% more forest cover in dryland biomes than previously thought.