MSU scientists studying consequences of climate change

Michigan State University researchers and outreach specialists are working to ensure the sustainability of our agriculture and natural resources systems amidst a changing climate.



  • Guo-Qing Song, an associate professor in the MSU Department of Horticulture, is working to breed fruit crops such as blueberries to better tolerate cold temperatures.

    Boosting cold tolerance in fruit crops

    Published on July 1, 2020

    MSU scientist Guo-Qing Song is working to uncover the molecular basis for cold tolerance in a multitude of agriculturally relevant fruit crops.

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of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities

The planet's average surface temperature has risen about
1.62 degrees
Fahrenheit since the late 19th century

Loss of forests contributes as much as 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions each year

February 2020 was the second-warmest February on record

CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are at their highest levels in over 800,000 years