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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.

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.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Frontmatter

Part I

Frontmatter

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 1. Introduction

David Lobell, Marshall Burke

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 2. Climate Effects on Food Security: An Overview

Marshall Burke, David Lobell

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 3. Climate Models and Their Projections of Future Changes

Claudia Tebaldi, Reto Knutti

Part II

Frontmatter

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 4. Crop Response to Climate: Ecophysiological Models

Jeffrey W. White, Gerrit Hoogenboom

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 5. Crop Responses to Climate: Time-Series Models

David Lobell

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 6. Crop Responses to Climate and Weather: Cross-Section and Panel Models

Wolfram Schlenker

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 7. Direct Effects of Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Ozone on Crop Yields

Elizabeth A. Ainsworth, Justin M. McGrath

Part III

Frontmatter

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 8. Food Security and Adaptation to Climate Change: What Do We Know?

Marshall Burke, David Lobell

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 9. Breeding Strategies to Adapt Crops to a Changing Climate

R. M. Trethowan, M. A. Turner, T. M. Chattha

Part IV

Frontmatter

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 10. Global and Regional Assessments

David Lobell, Marshall Burke

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 11. Where Do We Go from Here?

David Lobell, Marshall Burke

2010 | Erratum | Buchkapitel

Erratum

Backmatter

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