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Potential impact of climate change on world food supply

Nature volume 367, pages 133138 (13 January 1994) | Download Citation

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A global assessment of the potential impact of climate change on world food supply suggests that doubling of the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration will lead to only a small decrease in global crop production. But developing countries are likely to bear the brunt of the problem, and simulations of the effect of adaptive measures by farmers imply that these will do little to reduce the disparity between developed and developing countries.

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  1. Columbia University and Goddard Institute for Space Studies, 2880 Broadway, New York, New York 10025, USA

    • Cynthia Rosenzweig
  2. Environmental Change Unit, Oxford University, la Mansfield Road, Oxford 0X1 STB, UK

    • Martin L. Parry

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