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Through the roof
September 2016 was the warmest on record. Global average atmospheric CO2 concentration was ~404 ppm. #globalwarming — NASA Climate (@NASAClimate) October 20, 2016

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Not as hoax-like as some would wish (._.)
Planet Earth continues its hoax: hottest September on record — Stefan Rahmstorf (@rahmstorf) October 18, 2016

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The hockey stick is taking flight
With data now available through September, 2016 annual record (~1.25ºC above late 19th C) seems locked in. — Gavin Schmidt (@ClimateOfGavin) October 17, 2016

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No dig!
"As @PriceofOil says, 'If you’re in a hole, stop digging.'" — DeSmogBlog (@DeSmogBlog) October 14, 2016

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As above so below?
There were no scientists around circa 11,000 years ago, when the great Laurentide Ice Sheet, which once covered... — Skeptical Science (@skepticscience) October 13, 2016

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Le moulin blanc
People attracted to the Greenland ice sheet tend to be the type to sail up fjords or to fly single-engine planes,... — Skeptical Science (@skepticscience) October 19, 2016

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How many ways will we be saying "hottest?"
We’ve done it again, fellow humans! September 2016 was the warmest September on Earth in recorded history, per NASA. — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) October 17, 2016

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Do without Monsanto and Bayer.
Here are 10 reasons why consolidations in Ag - like the #Monsanto & Bayer merger - are a big problem: #Biotech — Sustainable Table (@eatsustainable) October 16, 2016

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A change is gonna come
Climate is Changing: Food and Agriculture Must Too. Weather and climate information help farmers adapt #WorldFoodDay — WMO | OMM (@WMO) October 14, 2016

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Women know but are seldom asked
Understanding gender dimensions of agriculture & climate change in smallholder farming communities — CECHR (@CECHR_UoD) October 13, 2016

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New territory
. @unisdr warns historic new CO2 levels will fuel more disasters: #switch2sendai #IDDR2016 #COP22 — UN Climate Action (@UNFCCC) October 13, 2016
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What ice loss indicates

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Making DIY Glass Cloches for Early Spring Plants

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She drags her rusty kneeler as way opens amid plants knee high, wetting her blue trousers in dew, as clouds decide to open or not, as the mo

That's how you prime the apocalypse.

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We have filled up our Petri dish.

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These are not the tomatoes

These are not the tomatoes she wanted, Heirlooms such as Cherokee Purple, or Even Brandywines. But the clerk only Sells what's brought in, f

The cool-weather plants

The cool-weather plants have bolted, and she Has had to gather the saddest cases. Even kale, not last year's but this year's, and Chard are

A neo-peasant farm in Wessex

Right, no more faffing around. Without further ado, I’m going to describe the layout of an ‘average’ 10 hectare holding in the Peasant’s Rep

At her western window

At her western window, she's stitching. The needle pricks her sometimes. She moves Her hand aside to not bleed on silk. Even as she works, h

Five plants in

Five plants in, her back gives out, an Ill omen, given her age. This Very thing, her father had predicted; Even said: you will lose interest

Spring springs

Spring springs upon her unawares; Perhaps she thought snow would drift Right up to her window, as it should In February, as in her memory No

What was hers, but is not hers just now

What was hers, but is not hers just now, Having suffered a rising tide of voles And other rodents (she does not doubt), is The potting shed/

You are already you

Lin Chi studied with Huang Po. Master and student were planting trees on the mountain behind the monastery (where of course there was alread

It begins with mare's tails

It begins with mare's tails: wisps of ice That spread, ghostly fingers from Beyond the southwestern horizon; her Ears feel the chill as she