Indian farmers hand winnowing sorghum (separating the grain from the chaff) in Karnataka, India. Source: Bishnu Sarangi from Pixabay

As professionals working in the agriculture space, you and I are both well-aware of the challenges facing agriculture around the world: the growing global population. The changing climate. Plummeting profits for farmers. Rising costs for consumers.

But the global agriculture space is the farthest thing from a monolith: Because there are so many different kinds of farming around the world, from small acreage to massive acreage, family-owned or corporate, sustainably-run or not, different kinds of farmers are facing vastly different challenges — and need different solutions.

Bear with me for a moment, and let’s zoom out and look at the…


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View of Beijing, March 17. Source: Felton Davis via Flickr.

Almost every spring, Chinese and Mongolian cities are pelted by sand and dust as particles originating in the Gobi Desert are swept into more residential urban areas across the region by high winds.

This year has been no exception: the worst dust…


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Super Typhoon Surigae, captured by satellites, on April 18. Source: NASA

The strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the month of April (or any previous January, February, March, and May, for that matter) tore through the Pacific Ocean last week from April 17–19, prompting severe wind and heavy rainfall warnings and the…


Happy Earth Day, everyone!

Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day, the global celebration marking the commitment to protect our planet, and the people and wildlife on it.

This year’s official Earth Day theme is “Together, We Can Restore Our Earth” (themes are chosen every year by the environmental nonprofit and organizer, Earth Day Network). Now, it might be a little cheesy, but I appreciate the idea. It centers the conversation on the natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems, which face unprecedented challenges from climate change and the human activities causing it.

When…


A supercell thunderstorm that turned into a tornado. Source: Flickr.

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Last month, a string of deadly tornadoes tore through the Southern United States as volatile weather called “supercells” swept across the region. At least six fatalities and an unknown number of injuries were reported across the affected states.

From March 17–18, National Weather Service offices confirmed 49 tornadoes Wednesday and Thursday that…


A woman and man on a motorbike caught in a flash storm in Thailand. Source: Pixabay

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This International Women’s Day in The Weather Corner, we’re highlighting what climate change means for women around the world. Global crises, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change, have disproportionately worse impacts on women due to persistent gender inequality. …


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This week, we’re bringing you a deep dive into extreme weather right here in ClimateAi’s own backyard: California.

California and the American West at large frequently make headlines for the extreme weather we experience, from droughts to heat waves to wildfires to landslides.

Right now, the majority of California is staring down…


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As you probably have already read, this week, serious winter storms tore through the American South and Great Plains leaving more than 23 people dead and many more injured from the unrelenting assault on parts of the country that rarely experience severe winter weather like this.

In addition, the storms caused millions…


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Source: United Nations IPCC

Independent of President Biden, in the last year, the world and its institutions have showed further signs of officially taking note of and planning around the material risks associated with climate change.

Severe weather events disrupt supply chains. In sectors like agriculture, for example, an unusual heat wave during flowering can cut…


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Image by Jennifer Poole from Pixabay

For those of you that are new here, this section is where we tell the stories of the impacts of extreme weather, exacerbated by climate change. This week, we’re talking about how climate change is causing problems in agriculture, and how new plant varieties could be part of the solution.

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