Originally published in 1990, this book analysed the sensitivity of the world food system and looked at the variety of ways in which it would be affected by climate change. It describes the effects of climate change on agriculture, estimates the impacts on plant and animal growth and looks at the geographical limits to different types of farming. It also considers the range of possible ways to adapt agriculture and so to mitigate the disastrous consequences of climate change.
Table of Contents
1. The Sensitivity of Agriculture to Climate Change 2. Possible Changes of Climate 3. Methods of Assessing Impacts of Climatic Change 4. Effects on Plants, Soil, Pests and Diseases 5. Effects on Agricultural Potential 6. Effects on Production and Land Use 7. Implications for Global Food Security 8. Adapting to Climatic Change 9. Conclusions