A new, long-view study of climate and the oceans suggests that, as a result of rising global temperatures, the world’s fisheries could be, on average, 20 percent less productive by the year 2300, with those in the North Atlantic down nearly 60 percent.
A new University institute, dedicated to improving environmental resilience, will connect diverse disciplines on shared goals for bettering the future.
Tom Bateman, a professor at UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce, said the country will keep moving away from fossil fuels, despite Trump administration nods to coal and oil.
University of Virginia faculty members are helping Virginia’s coastal communities rise to the challenge of encroaching seas – especially in heavily populated areas.
By 2050, the world population is projected to be about 9 billion people – about 1.6 billion more than the Earth supports today.
A new analysis of ice-core climate data, archeological evidence and ancient pollen samples strongly suggests that agriculture by humans 7,000 years ago likely slowed a natural cooling process of the global climate, playing a role in the relatively warmer climate we experience today.
A new study is predicting the Persian Gulf may become too hot for human survival by the century’s end, and a University of Virginia climate change expert said temperatures will rise to dangerous levels unless dramatic action is taken.
What might a snapshot of the earth look like in 2050? How much land will be occupied by forest? How much will produce food? And how much area will be used to supply biofuels for alternative energy? How hot will it be, globally and in particular spots? How will decisions about forests and tree cover affect land use and human communities around the globe?