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Climate Change and World Agriculture

1st Edition

By Martin L. Parry


172 pages

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Hardback: 9780367362867
pub: 2019-11-14
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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

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Pollution, Climate and Change

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1931 and 1997 make major contributions to applied climatology. They include environmental debates about greenhouse gases, ozone, acid rain and land, water and air pollution and discuss:

  • The economic, social, political and strategic implications of weather and climate
  • The health & prosperity of future generations
  • The economics of a green economy
  • Sustainable security, poverty and inequitable land distribution
  • And will be of interest to decision makers in agriculture, economics and business, politicians

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change