Latest Climate change and agriculture Stories
The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global crop yields because of climate change.
Improving crop yields using sustainable methods could cut greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 12% per calorie produced according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. At the same time, these changes could provide more food to people in need.
Crop yields worldwide are not increasing quickly enough to support estimated global needs in 2050.
Climate change could dramatically reduce the geographic ranges of thousands of common plant and animal species during this century.
Rising global temperatures are expected to cause catastrophic change worldwide; however a team of University of California, Berkeley and University of Washington scientists has found that the Northern Hemisphere will see a greater shift in tropical rainfall patterns compared to the Earth’s southern half.
Over the next 25 years, increasing temperatures will have a “generally detrimental” impact on most types of crops and livestock, according to one of two reports detailing climate change and adaptation strategies released earlier this week by the US Department of Agriculture.
Two new reports on climate change and the food supply indicate, among other thing, that over 18,000 megatons of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere annually by agriculture and food production.
At the end of the 21st century, the temperature in the Baltic Sea will be higher and the salt content lower than at any time since 1850.
Large amounts of nitrogen fertilizer lead to nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, in the atmosphere
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