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Climate Change Impacts and Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture

McCarl, Bruce A. and Yu, Chin-Hsien and Attavanich, Witsanu (2021): Climate Change Impacts and Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture. Published in: Atmosphere , Vol. 545, No. 12 (24 April 2021): pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

Agriculture is highly vulnerable to climate change-induced shifts in means, variability and extremes. The climate is evolving and agriculturalists need to foresee future sensitivities and develop/promulgate adaptation strategies such as improving cultivar tolerance to high temperatures and changing crop timing. Meanwhile, the IPCC shows that agriculture and land use accounts for nearly 30% of total emissions, contributing over 50% of the global anthropogenic non-CO2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Thus, in the long run, agriculture also needs to be a partner in a global mitigation effort. In planning, mitigation–adaptation synergy is also relevant. Hence, advancing the understanding of the potential impacts of climate change, as well as the implications of possible adaptation and mitigation strategies, is important for science, policy and stakeholder communities. In this Special Issue on “Climate Change Impacts and Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture”, six original research articles report recent findings describing: the impacts of climate change on crop yields; adaptation and mitigation strategies; and valuing the benefits of climate and weather information. The papers span a wide range of investigations.

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