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Agricultural Dimensions of Global Climate Change - Harry M. Kaiser

Agricultural Dimensions of Global Climate Change

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1993
ISBN: 9780963403032
Number Of Pages: 328

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This important book, written by recognized leaders in their fields, discusses agricultural dimensions of global climate change. Research and policy issues are covered and a multidisciplinary view of global climate change and agriculture is presented.
Major sections cover the contribution of agriculture to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (including an investigation as to whether monitoring and verification of such emissions would work) and the impact of global climate change on agriculture.
The book examines such important issues as global food availability, distributional effects between developing and developed countries, agricultural adaptation possibilities, and whether CO2 enrichment will benefit agriculture.
A unique feature of this publication is that it addresses communication difficulties between researchers and policy makers and suggests solutions.

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Is Climate Change Occurring? Evidence from the Instrumental Recordp. 27
Some issues in Detecting Climate Change Induced by Greenhouse Gases Using General Circulation Modelsp. 45
Current Climate and Population Constraints on World Agriculturep. 67
Potential Impacts of Climate Change on World Food Supply: A Summary of a Recent international Studyp. 87
Impacts of Climate Change on the Agriculture and Economy of the Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas (MINK) Regionp. 117
Adaptation to Global Climate Change at the Fame Levelp. 136
Carbon Dioxide Effects on Plants: Uncertainties and Implications for Modeling Crop Response to Climate Changep. 153
Distributional Effects of Global Warming and Emissions Abatementp. 179
After Rio: The Status of Climate Change Negotiationsp. 198
Four Questions of Justicep. 214
Status and Issues Concerning Agricultural Emissions of Greenhouse Gasesp. 229
Agricultural Emissions of Greenhouse Gases: Monitoring and Verificationp. 259
Bridging the Gap between Policymakers and Academicsp. 280
Communications between Decision Makers and Researchers: An Overview of the Joint Climate Projectp. 287
Glossaryp. 299
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780963403032
ISBN-10: 0963403036
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st September 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1

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