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Deryng et al. 2017

Deryng, D., J. Elliott, C. Folberth, C. Müller, T.A.M. Pugh, K.J. Boote, D. Conway, A.C. Ruane, D. Gerten, J.W. Jones, N. Khabarov, Olin S., S. Schaphoff, E. Schmid, H. Yang, and C. Rosenzweig, 2017: How can CO2 help agriculture in the face of climate change? Science Journal for Kids, 2017, Aug. 15.

Humans are increasing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air through CO2 emissions. This is changing the climate, making life harder for many plants in areas that suffer from heat and drought. However, plants need CO2 to grow, and more CO2 can make them grow better. So will plants overall benefit from increased CO2 level or suffer from it?

We wanted to test if the positive effect would offset the negative ones. To do so, we used scientific models to calculate future crop production and water use of four important crops all over the world under different scenarios of CO2 emissions and climate change.

Our calculations show that although there will be large reductions in crop yield due to climate change over the next century, some crops will still be able to grow well. This is also because crops can grow with less water when CO2 levels are raised.

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@article{de00700s,
  author={Deryng, D. and Elliott, J. and Folberth, C. and Müller, C. and Pugh, T. A. M. and Boote, K. J. and Conway, D. and Ruane, A. C. and Gerten, D. and Jones, J. W. and Khabarov, N. and Olin S. and Schaphoff, S. and Schmid, E. and Yang, H. and Rosenzweig, C.},
  title={How can CO2 help agriculture in the face of climate change?},
  year={2017},
  journal={Science Journal for Kids},
  volume={2017},
  pages={Aug. 15},
}

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RIS Citation

TY  - EJOUR
ID  - de00700s
AU  - Deryng, D.
AU  - Elliott, J.
AU  - Folberth, C.
AU  - Müller, C.
AU  - Pugh, T. A. M.
AU  - Boote, K. J.
AU  - Conway, D.
AU  - Ruane, A. C.
AU  - Gerten, D.
AU  - Jones, J. W.
AU  - Khabarov, N.
AU  - Olin S.
AU  - Schaphoff, S.
AU  - Schmid, E.
AU  - Yang, H.
AU  - Rosenzweig, C.
PY  - 2017
TI  - How can CO2 help agriculture in the face of climate change?
JA  - Science Journal for Kids
VL  - 2017
SP  - Aug. 15
UR  - http://www.sciencejournalforkids.org/science-articles/how-can-co2-help-agriculture-in-the-face-of-climate-change
ER  -

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