Agriculture at risk in Italy: the potential impacts of climate change

What are the implications of warming on agricultural productivity? A focus on Italian agriculture in a new study recently published on European Review of Agricultural Economics highlighting that farm net revenues are very sensitive to seasonal changes in temperature and precipitation while suggesting increasingly harmful effects under more severe climate scenarios […]

Italy 2050, the climate that lies ahead

How much precipitation in the coming decades? How often? What consequences in terms of drought periods and water availability? CMCC researcher Paola Mercogliano illustrates to Ansa the results of CMCC models: we might start to adapt to what it’s currently happening to be ready to address future challenges and realities […]

2014: an unusual, wet, Italian summer

Heavy rainfall that damaged agriculture, affected tourism and overall economy of Italy and the surrounding Mediterranean countries. A study recently published reconstructed those events while trying to understand the physical mechanisms responsible for such abnormal weather […]