Advances in Global Change Research

Climate Change and Food Security

Adapting Agriculture to a Warmer World

Editors: Lobell, David B., Burke, Marshall (Eds.)

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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.

"This book provides a much needed analysis of the interactions between climate change and the food system, with emphasis on how food security is likely to be affected and interventions needed to adapt to a warmer world."

Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Cornell University, New York, USA

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"This book provides a much needed analysis of the interactions between climate change and the food system, with emphasis on how food security is likely to be affected and interventions needed to adapt to a warmer world." (Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Cornell University, New York, USA)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lobell, David (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Climate Effects on Food Security: An Overview

    Burke, Marshall (et al.)

    Pages 13-30

  • Climate Models and Their Projections of Future Changes

    Tebaldi, Claudia (et al.)

    Pages 31-56

  • Crop Response to Climate: Ecophysiological Models

    White, Jeffrey W. (et al.)

    Pages 59-83

  • Crop Responses to Climate: Time-Series Models

    Lobell, David

    Pages 85-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Food Security
Book Subtitle
Adapting Agriculture to a Warmer World
Editors
  • David B. Lobell
  • Marshall Burke
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
37
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2953-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2953-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2951-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-2952-2
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 202
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations
Topics