climate change

Jan. 13, 2020

Drought, Not Fire, Remains the Bane of Australian Olive Growers

Australia's olive growers have mostly been spared from the wildfires that have been ravaging the country. Persistent drought, however, continues to cause concern.

Dec. 11, 2019

Europe to Introduce New Climate and Environmental Policies

Under the new scheme, olive farmers can be an important cog in the wheel of Europe’s agricultural sector by providing feedback for improved agricultural and sustainability practices.

Nov. 18, 2019

How Climate Change Has Impacted the 2019 Harvest

Drought isn’t the only obstacle climate change throws in the way of olive oil producers. In a white paper on the effect of climate change on European agriculture, the evidence of climate change is “solid and real."

Nov. 5, 2019

U.S. Leaves Paris Climate Agreement

On Monday the U.S. government announced its withdrawal from the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change, due to the economic burden of complying with the requirements.

Aug. 29, 2019

Climate Change Poses Threat to Global GDP, Study Finds

New data reveals that global GDP per capita will decrease by 7.22 percent by 2100 if average global temperatures continue to rise. For several olive-producing countries in the Mediterranean basin, the figure may be much higher.

Aug. 26, 2019

Studies Show Progress in Changing the Minds of Climate Skeptics

Reminding climate skeptics that they believe in basic scientific principles might prompt them to accept that climate change is real, a new study from the American Psychological Association suggests.

Jun. 14, 2019

Sea Levels Rising Faster Than Expected

Scientists warn global sea levels could rise by as much as 6.5 feet by 2100, displacing nearly 200 million people and damaging agricultural land.

Jun. 12, 2019

Study Predicts Europe, North America Will Experience More Droughts

By studying climate models and tree rings, scientists at Columbia University’s Earth Institute predict a period of unprecedented drying in many parts of the world, particularly in areas of North American and Eurasia.

May. 6, 2019

Thousands of Jobs Lost in Italian Olive Oil Sector, Farmers Group Warns

Coldiretti says 100,000 jobs have been lost in the olive oil supply chain as adverse weather and Xylella fastidiosa crippled the country’s olive oil yield.

Apr. 15, 2019

The Past Four Years Were the Warmest on Record

The twenty-fifth edition of the WMO's annual climate report warns that climate change is set to continue and the Earth is running out of time to meet goals set in the Paris Climate Accords.

Mar. 27, 2019

Olive Oil Production Data in Europe Reveal Divergent Trends

Production in Italy and Greece is down sharply. In Spain and Portugal, it's dramatically higher.

Mar. 15, 2019

60 Years in, Olive Council Looks at Challenges Ahead

As part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the IOC, Executive Director Abdellatif Ghedira spoke exclusively with Olive Oil Times on the challenges facing the sector.

Jan. 24, 2019

Scientists Create 'Planetary Health Diet' to Tackle Climate Change

A group of international scientists have devised a global diet designed to limit climate change while promoting human health. It looks quite similar to the Mediterranean diet.

Jul. 10, 2017

Experts Say Greenhouse Gases Must Be Tackled in Three Years

A statement launched on the eve of the G20 Summit in Hamburg warned that greenhouse gas emissions must show a significant decline by 2020 to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Jul. 5, 2017

Heat Wave Challenges Italian Olive Growers

A heat wave in Italy has caused concern among olive farmers. We asked some experts how to face this current challenge.

Apr. 18, 2017

WMO Confirms 2016 Was Hottest Year on Record

Carbon dioxide emissions also reached record levels, while sea temperatures rose, and many parts of the world experienced incidences of extreme weather.

Jan. 26, 2017

How Cold Temperatures Can Help Olive Production

Very low temperatures and snow can have positive effects on olive trees by reducing the olive fruit fly population, containing fungal diseases and aerating the soil.

Jan. 20, 2017

Project in Greece Converts Olive Cultivation Into a Climate Management Tool

For four years, the oLIVE CLIMA Project in Greece has tackled challenges posed by climate change in the Mediterranean by introducing innovative techniques to convert olive cultivation into a climate management tool.

Jan. 11, 2017

The Trump Cards of Climate Change in Olive Cultivation

For what it's worth, climate change, at least for olive oil production, may prove a blessing in disguise.

Dec. 19, 2016

Harvard Hosts Forum on Feeding the Planet During Climate Change

A forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discussed ways to sustain at-risk food resources made vulnerable from climate change, and the impacts for populations in developing countries.

Dec. 15, 2016

Moroccan Farmers Combat Climate Change With Olive Trees and Innovation

Climate change is altering Morocco's landscape and creating serious challenges for the agricultural sector. In the Al Haouz province, resilient farmers took steps to adapt, and they have a burgeoning olive industry to show for it.

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