With the windy, cool spring we've had in Colorado, we've been getting our hopes up that this global warming thing is just hype. Wouldn't that be nice? Unfortunately, climate change is as real as ever, and, not to be depressing, but it's going to catch up with us. In the newly published report from the U.S. Climate Change Science, authors forecast the long-term effects of climate change, projecting out to 2050. Basically, the report, titled "The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity in the United State," foresees greater variability in crop yields, the breakdown of species relationships, and more intense climate swings with higher highs and much lower lows. All of this is not new, but any official acknowledgment will sow the seeds of change. The agricultural implications detailed in the report are especially fascinating. If you want to flog yourself with details and figures, click here for the full report.