Harnessing Plants Initiative

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Watch our plant biology team talk about this bold initiative.

Read more about the Harnessing Plants initiative

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Salk scientist Joanne Chory’s inspiring TED talk on how supercharged plants could help fight climate change.

The Effects of Climate Change

Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report
SOCCR2 is an authoritative decadal assessment of carbon cycle science across North America, developed by over 200 experts from the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments, national laboratories, universities, private sector, and research institutions.
https://carbon2018.globalchange.gov/

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2018
https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/

New York Times story about IPCC report
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/climate/ipcc-climate-report-2040.html

Wildfires
https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/how-climate-change-contributed-to-this-summers-wildfires

Hurricanes
https://www.fema.gov/mat-results-hurricane-sandy

Famine
https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2018/10/25/famines-are-becoming-more-frequent-in-the-sahel

Species extinctions
https://www.worldwildlife.org/press-releases/half-of-plant-and-animal-species-at-risk-from-climate-change-in-world-s-most-important-natural-places