Climate Change and the Global Harvest

Climate Change and the Global Harvest : Potential Impacts of the Greenhouse Effect on Agriculture

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If the predictions of atmospheric scientists on global warming - the so-called "greenhouse effect" - are realized, the mean change in temperature of the earth's surface will rise by several degrees, a warming that is likely to trigger a series of changes affecting the hydrologic regimes of entire regions. This book analyzes and attempts to clarify the nature of predictable changes and their potential biophysical impacts. Its aim is to educate students and professionals on how the climatic factors affecting agriculture may be modified in the future and what practical adaptations might be undertaken to prevent or overcome any adverse impacts on world agriculture.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 331 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3 halftones, 104 line drawings, bibliography
  • 0195088891
  • 9780195088892

Table of contents

Prologue: Climate Change: Portent and Challenge. 1.: The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming. 2.: Agricultural Emissions of Greenhouse Gases. 3.: Carbon Dioxide, Climate Change, and Crop Yields. 4.: Effects on Weeds, Insects, and Diseases. 5.: The Role of Soil Resources. 6.: Water Resources and Sea-Level Rise. 7.: Methods of Climate Change Impact Analysis. 8.: Regions at Risk. 9.: Global Assessments and Future Food Security. 10.: Adaptation, Economics, and Policy. Epilogue: Implications for Agriculture and the Environmentshow more