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Climate Impacts on Agriculture: A Challenge to Complacency


A new report published by Tufts University entitled “Climate Impacts on Agriculture: A Challenge to Complacency” shows that recent research reveals a worrying outlook of climate change’s impact on global agriculture.  It challenges research from the 1990s, which painted a rather optimistic picture of the effect of global warming on crop yields, and argues that this earlier research has led to a complacent attitude in policy making.  It concludes that achieving reduction in emissions and a stabilization of the world’s climate is necessary in establishing a long-term solution for global agriculture. To read the full report please click here

by Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton

February, 2013 


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