Monday, June 22, 2015

Adaptation of U.S. Agriculture to Climate Change - Risk and Opportunity

Abstract from the document:

Climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007a, 2013), refers to the identified change in climate including the mean and variability, lasting for decades or even longer, as a result of natural internal or external drivers (eg: anthropogenic intervention). The impacts can be long-run, far-reaching and worldwide associated with considerable uncertainty and risk (Stern, 2007). For instance, IPCC (2007a, 2013) documented a series of observed climate change effects, including increased temperature, altered precipitation patterns, more frequent extreme events, increased carbon dioxide concentrations, etc.