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Food, Climate, and Carbon Dioxide: The Global Environment and World Food Production

By: Sylvan H Wittwer

236 pages, no illustrations

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #49556 | ISBN: 0873717961
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Documents the effects of rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide on world-wide crop production and plant growth, by one of the world's leading authorities on the subject.


IntroductionScope of the VolumeRole of Climate in Agriculture and Human ProgressHistorical AspectsClimate as a Resource in Food ProductionIntroductionTemperatureLengths of the Growing SeasonInterannual VariationsExtreme EventsGrowing Degree DaysWater ResourcesPrecipitation PatternsIrrigationDroughtThe Chemical ClimateSunlight, Solar Energy, and Cloud CoverProtected Cultivation - Controlled Environment AgricultureClimatic Impacts from Rising Levels of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Other Greenhouse GasesIntroduction: Historical Records, Current Status, and ProjectionsTemperaturePrecipitationRapidity of Climate ChangeLengthening of Growing SeasonFrosts and Freezes - Frequency and TimingFrequency of DroughtEnhancement of Potential EvapotranspirationClimate Modeling and AnalogsCrop ModelingClimate and Food ScenariosDirect Effects of Rising Levels of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on CropsIntroduction and HistoryPhotosynthetic CapacityWater Use EfficiencyIrrigated Crop ProductionInteractions with Air PollutantsPest Control - Species CompetitionCrop Responses - Differential Effects of Plant PartsBiological Nitrogen FixationMutually Compensating Growth FactorsGreenhouse Crop ProductionGlobal and Regional Projections of a CO2-Induced Climate Change and Food ProductionIntroduction: Food Production and the Resource BaseThe Major Food CropsForest Trees and ForestsVegetable CropsRangelands, Grazing Lands, WetlandsAquatic PlantsOther ConsiderationsLivestock and Poultry: The Food AnimalsGlobal Implications for Developed and Developing EconomiesOther Implications of Climate Change and Food SecurityStratospheric Ozone DepletionBiodiversityRise in Sea LevelsAdaptation of Food Production to Climate Change as Reflected by Geographical Shifts in Crops and LivestockImpact of Agricultural Practices on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate ChangePolicy Strategies Relating to World Agriculture and the Rising Level of Greenhouses GasesResearch Directions for the FutureThe "No Regret" ApproachClimate ChangeThe Biological ComponentEpilogueReferencesIndex

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