04/30/2012 05:39 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Climate Change This Week: Weird British Weather, An Intensifying Water Cycle, and More...


U.S. corn will be cut dramatically by climate change in coming years, and our biofuels policy might weaken farmers' attempts to adapt, a new Stanford study says.

Add to Britain's winter drought, flooding, as unusual April torrential showers flow over the dried compact soil, failing to refill aquifers, reports Paul Cahalan from the UK's Independent.

Get ready for fiercer droughts and storms, folks -- the salt of the sea is telling the world that climate change is intensifying the global water cycle twice as fast as originally thought, a new study in the journal Science shows, according to Michael Lemonick at Climate Central.

Some nations are carbon cheating. Declining U.S. coal consumption doesn't mean declining carbon emissions if the coal is exported for burning elsewhere, and U.S. carbon bookkeeping needs to reflect that, reports Brian Walsh at TIME magazine.

ALEC, the conservative think tank that uses state legislators to squash U.S. attempts to grow a clean economy, will consider attacking clean energy mandates, too, reports Maria Gallucci at InsideClimate News.

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