climate change http://kgou.org en Study: Climate Change Challenges Oklahoma’s Temperature-Sensitive Economy http://kgou.org/post/study-climate-change-challenges-oklahoma-s-temperature-sensitive-economy-0 <p>Future temperature changes pose serious risks to the climate-sensitive agricultural and energy industries in Oklahoma and other Great Plains states, a new study on the business and economic effects of climate change concludes.</p><p></p><p><iframe height="450" src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/files/2014/06/ok-avgsumtemp.gif" width="590"></iframe></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:10:31 +0000 Joe Wertz 32125 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Drought Conditions Lessen http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-drought-conditions-lessen <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A new report says drought conditions are improving in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>, though more than half of the state remains in extreme or exceptional drought.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:29:29 +0000 Associated Press 31221 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Drought Conditions Lessen Court Losses Won’t Deter Attorney General Scott Pruitt In His Fight With The EPA http://kgou.org/post/court-losses-won-t-deter-attorney-general-scott-pruitt-his-fight-epa <p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:46:20 +0000 Logan Layden 31182 at http://kgou.org Court Losses Won’t Deter Attorney General Scott Pruitt In His Fight With The EPA Public Forum Questions Reveal Concern About Climate Change in Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/public-forum-questions-reveal-concern-about-climate-change-oklahoma <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Last week, we hosted a public forum on how climate change affects Oklahoma. A panel of experts took audience questions on water and agriculture, and if the discussion is any guide,&nbsp;</span>Oklahomans<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;are curious, frustrated and concerned about climate change.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:11:23 +0000 Joe Wertz 28826 at http://kgou.org Public Forum Questions Reveal Concern About Climate Change in Oklahoma Drier, Hotter, More Extreme Weather: How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/drier-hotter-more-extreme-weather-how-climate-change-already-affecting-oklahoma <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">A new federal report&nbsp;<a href="http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">bluntly warns</a>&nbsp;that every region of the United States is already observing climate change-related affects to the environment and economy.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 18:12:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 28834 at http://kgou.org Drier, Hotter, More Extreme Weather: How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Oklahoma New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad Impact http://kgou.org/post/new-report-finds-climate-change-already-having-broad-impact <a href="http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report">A new U.S. government report</a> released Tuesday finds that climate change is already having a broad impact on both weather and the economy.<p>NPR's Elizabeth Shogren tells our Newscast unit the third National Climate Assessment is the most comprehensive look at climate change that the government has ever produced. Tue, 06 May 2014 14:41:20 +0000 Eyder Peralta 28687 at http://kgou.org New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad Impact What An Oklahoma Grazing Land Can Teach Us About Global Climate Change http://kgou.org/post/what-oklahoma-grazing-land-can-teach-us-about-global-climate-change <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Oklahoma is known for its wild weather. And now, the state’s variable climate is helping scientists understand how climate change could affect farms everywhere.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Wertz & Logan Layden 27900 at http://kgou.org What An Oklahoma Grazing Land Can Teach Us About Global Climate Change Is Oklahoma Prepared For A Changing Climate? http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-prepared-changing-climate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday, April </span>30,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="https://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/events/" target="_blank">StateImpact</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/events/" target="_blank"> Oklahoma presents an important conversation</a> on how the changing climate will affect Oklahoma.</span></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Karen Holp 27829 at http://kgou.org Is Oklahoma Prepared For A Changing Climate? U.N. Report Raises Climate Change Warning, Points To Opportunities http://kgou.org/post/un-report-raises-climate-change-warning-points-opportunities "The effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans," and the world is mostly "ill-prepared" for the risks that the sweeping changes present, <a href="http://ipcc.ch/pdf/ar5/pr_wg2/140330_pr_wgII_spm_en.pdf" target="_blank">a new report from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes</a>.<p>The report also wastes no time in pointing a finger toward who is responsible: "Human interference with the climate system is occurring," reads the first sentence <a href="http://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/images/uploads/IPCC_WG2AR5_SPM_Approved.pdf" target Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:18:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 26270 at http://kgou.org U.N. Report Raises Climate Change Warning, Points To Opportunities How Oklahoma’s Grassland Will Help U.S. Farmers And Foresters React To Climate Change http://kgou.org/post/how-oklahoma-s-grassland-will-help-us-farmers-and-foresters-react-climate-change <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The federal government will use a grassland laboratory near El Reno to research the regional effects of climate change for U.S. farmers, ranchers and foresters, the&nbsp;<a href="http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-gets-one-seven-regional-climate-change-hubs" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">U.S. Department of Agriculture announced&nbsp;</a>Wednesday.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=62-18-05-00" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">Grazinglands Research Laboratory</a>&nbsp;was picked to be one of the country’s seven “<a href="http://www.usda.gov/oce/climate_change/regional_hubs.htm" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">climate hubs</a>,” where federal and state agencies, university scientists and other researchers will generate data to help landowners “adapt and adjust their resource management,” federal officials said in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&amp;contentid=2014/02/0016.xml" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">a statement</a>.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:57:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 22627 at http://kgou.org How Oklahoma’s Grassland Will Help U.S. Farmers And Foresters React To Climate Change