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Global climate change and US agriculture

Abstract

Agricultural productivity is expected to be sensitive to global climate change. Models from atmospheric science, plant science and agricultural economics are linked to explore this sensitivity. Although the results depend on the severity of climate change and the compensating effects of carbon dioxide on crop yields, the simulation suggests that irrigated acreage will expand and regional patterns of US agriculture will shift. The impact on the US economy strongly depends on which climate model is used.

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Adams, R., Rosenzweig, C., Peart, R. et al. Global climate change and US agriculture. Nature 345, 219–224 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1038/345219a0

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