Combating climate change: an agricultural perspective by Manjit S. Kang, Surinder S. Banga

By Manjit S. Kang, Surinder S. Banga

"The results of weather switch can already be felt worldwide, and they'll most probably influence all points of human civilization--from future health, livelihood safeguard, agricultural creation, and safeguard to foreign alternate. due to the fact anthropogenic components are customarily accountable for the present developments in worldwide warming, human intervention might be essential to mitigate it. With 17 authoritative chapters, fighting Climate

"In a unmarried quantity, this publication assembles factors and effects of weather swap, and attainable remedial measures. it really is meant for agricultural practitioners, as they invent cutting edge environment-friendly applied sciences to materialize a climate-resilient agriculture, in addition to serving scholars, lecturers, researchers, and coverage makers, as a prepared machine reference on weather change-related agricultural issues"-- Read more...

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Nganga, R. Prinn, G. Raga, M. Schulz, and R. Van Dorland. 2007. Changes in atmospheric constituents and in radiative forcing. In: S. Solomon, D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. B. Averyt, M. L. ) Climate change 2007: The physical science basis: Contribution of working group I to the fourth assessment report of the intergovernmental panel on climate change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York. A. 2006. Collapse: An ethical book review. J. Nat. Resour. Life Sci. Educ. 35:24–25. S. 2010.

Economists mostly agree on an equation that suggests that carbon emissions are a complex interplay of population, GDP, and carbon intensity of an economy (see the following equation). Carbon intensity is the amount of carbon by weight emitted per unit of energy consumed. Carbon emissions = population × ( GDP per capita ) × ( carbon intensity of the economy ) or C=P× GDP C × P GDP where C/GDP is made up of two terms: E/GDP (energy intensity of the economy) and C/E (carbon intensity of energy supply).

Central Asia is expected to experience an increase in mean annual temperature of 16 COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE: AN AGRICULTURAL PERSPECTIVE 2°C by 2020 and between 4°C and 5°C by 2100. pdf). S. , 2003). , 2006). Yields of cotton, soybeans, and barley could change much more than those of maize, wheat, and some vegetable crops (Antle, 2009). , 1994). Rosenzweig et al. (1993) indicated northeastern Brazil to suffer yield impacts that would be among the most severe in the world. Climate change is likely to shorten growing season and force large regions of marginal agriculture out of production in many African countries that already face semiarid conditions that make agricultural production challenging.

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