Climate Change and Food Security - Adapting Agriculture to a Warmer World
Edited by David B Lobell and Marshall Burke
Roughly a billion people around the world continue to live in state of chronic hunger and food insecurity.
Unfortunately, efforts to improve their livelihoods must now unfold in the context of a rapidly changing climate,
in which warming temperatures and changing rainfall regimes could threaten the basic productivity of the agricultural
systems on which most of the world's poor directly depend. But whether climate change represents a minor
impediment or an existential threat to development is an area of substantial controversy, with different conclusions
wrought from different methodologies and based
on different data.
Softcover 199 pp ISBN 9789048129522
Hardcover 199 pp ISBN 9789048129515
This book aims to resolve some of the controversy by exploring and comparing the different methodologies and
data that scientists use to understand climate€s effects on food security. In explains the nature of the climate threat,
the ways in which crops and farmers might respond, and the potential role for public and private investment to help
agriculture adapt to a warmer world. This broader understanding should prove useful to both scientists charged with
quantifying climate threats, and policy-makers responsible for crucial decisions about how to respond. The book is
especially suitable as a companion to an interdisciplinary undergraduate or graduate level class.
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