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Cornell’s Johannes Lehmann Briefs UN COP on Biochar

Cornell soil scientist Johannes Lehmann speaks about climate change mitigation strategies for the UN COP 20 Climate Change Conference held December 1-12, 2014 in Lima, Peru. Lehmann addresses the potential of biochar as an important and immediate option for sequestering carbon and improving soil health. For more information: Dr. Lehman’s research UN COP 20 Climate […]

CICCA researchers speak at Stone Barns Conference

On December 3, 2014, Dr. Allison Chatrchyan and Dr. Art DeGaetano gave expert presentations as part of the Stone Barns Center 7th Annual National Young Farmers Conference, providing participants with access to inspiring keynotes and unique workshops that address soil science, technical skills, agricultural policy, farm business management, conservation and more. The CICCA presentations were […]

CICCA provides overview of climate impacts to local agriculture

The League of Women Voters of Tompkins County and Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County (CCE-Tompkins) are hosting a seminar on: Responding to Climate Change Can’t Wait: Two Examples Monday, November 17, 2014: 7:00–8:30pm Tompkins County Public Library-Borg Warner Room 101 E. Green Street Ithaca, New York 14850 The Program features two Speakers: Climate Change, Food […]

CICCA researchers contribute to Greater Understanding about Climate Change

Belief in climate change doesn’t always lead to action Cornell researchers have set out to identify factors that may motivate Americans to mobilize for grassroots action on climate change. Local climate change consequences, such as beach erosion, motivate people more than distant one. Cornell Chronicle [2014-11-04]: Americans are undergoing a significant shift in thinking about […]

CICCA Organizes Climate Change Briefing for NYS

Albany, NY – On September 26, 2014, seven faculty from the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture (CICCA) provided a climate change briefing for the New York Governors Office and Executive Agencies on “Perspectives from Cornell as part of Climate Week in New York State.” […]

NYSERDA Issues Updated Climate Projections Report with Cornell Input

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has released updated projections of climate changes in New York State – changes that are already affecting the state and will likely result in greater impacts on flooding, agriculture, winter tourism, and many other areas in the future. This update uses the latest generation of climate models and methods […]

Extreme Weather Challenges Finger Lakes Farms

From the Webster Post [2014-08-03]: By Julie Sherwood Canandaigua, N.Y. – Vineyard damage in the Finger Lakes has ranged from 50 to 90 percent in some areas due to this year’s harsh weather.Spring floods washed out fields and delayed planting of many crops, as well as causing structural and road damage. Flash floods struck again this past […]

Less Talk, More Action on Climate

More extreme weather events and temperatures mean, that crops that once flourished and readily fed Americans perhaps no longer can, says Mike Hoffmann in a Guest Comment in the Farm Progress magazine, American Agriculturist. Ask any farmer about changes in growing conditions. Most will agree that today’s climate is very different for the one in […]

Ag Business is No Longer Business as Usual

Via Cornell Chronicle [2014-07-30] By Blaine Friedlander  For Mike Hoffmann, it’s business as unusual: Plant hardiness zones are moving north. Northeast springs are arriving early, summers are hotter, winters are getting warmer, and the region suffers 74 percent more rain events than a half-century ago. And farmers who neglect these emerging climate patterns, caused by warming, […]

Weird Weather Presentation at Empire Farm Days

Cornell Climate Change Institute Director to Speak on Extreme Weather and Farming at Empire Farm Days Seneca Falls, NY – What is the one thing people always talk about? The weather.  Farmers may be weather watchers more than any other collective group. To accommodate their interest and provide them with a look at trends and how […]

CICCA Contributes to Global Climate Change Conversation

A Global Climate Change Conversation Presentation and Panel Discussion Observations, Perceptions, and the Reality of Climate Change from Around the World: A Focus on Agriculture and Food Systems July 8th, 2014, 4:00-5:30 G10 Biotech Building Open to the Cornell Community Climate Change Panel Members: Dave Wolfe, Professor, Department of Horticulture, CALS, Cornell University Allison Chatrchyan, Director, Cornell […]

CICCA Hosts CCE Climate Change and Ag Interns

The Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture is pleased to have two interns working on our team for this summer, Jacob Sackett and Rachel Erlebacher. Our interns will be working on a number of projects this summer with some highlights being our Climate Smart Farm Stories project, dairy heat stress project, and agricultural stakeholder […]

Dairy Environmental Systems and Climate Adaptation Conference

Cornell is helping organize a Dairy Environmental Systems and Climate Adaptation Conference in July 2015 in the Finger Lakes of NY, in order to provide state-of-the-art knowledge on manure handling systems and climate adaptation strategies, as well as to explore the intrinsic connection between climate trends for the Northeastern U.S., on-farm adaptation strategies, and related dairy environmental management issues.

High Tunnels at Cornell Plantations to Simulate Climate Change

Okra, peanuts, cotton and bananas are not exactly staple crops on Ithaca farms and home gardens. But as the world gets warmer, will there be a place for tropical varieties in New York state? And what will happen to current crops such as lettuce, radish and spinach? Cornell researchers aim to find out by simulating […]

Cornell Researchers Contribute to new National Climate Assessment

From Climate Change Is Already Here, Says Massive Government Report, Huff Post Politics, May 6, 2014 “Climate change is no longer a distant threat, but a real and present danger in the United States, according to a government report issued Tuesday. “The report is the latest update from the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and details ways that climate […]