Climate Change and World Food Security

Climate Change and World Food Security

by Thomas E. Downing
     
 

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The book addresses the threat of climate change to world food security, by providing an authoritative review of climate change and surprise, contrasting trends in world food security, case studies of food and the environment, and chapters on adaptive responses. It reviews: trends in agriculture and food security - projections of the incidence and distribution

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The book addresses the threat of climate change to world food security, by providing an authoritative review of climate change and surprise, contrasting trends in world food security, case studies of food and the environment, and chapters on adaptive responses. It reviews: trends in agriculture and food security - projections of the incidence and distribution of hunger over the next few decades; the risk and global impacts of climate change on agricultural systems, relying on alternative models of world agricultural potential that have simulated the impacts of climate change; vulnerability and multiple threats to sustainable agriculture; studies of local impacts and responses; and strategies to limit climate change and improve food security.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642646874
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Series:
Nato ASI Subseries I: (closed), #37
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
Pages:
662
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

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