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Hillel and Rosenzweig 2010

Hillel, D., and C. Rosenzweig, 2010: Introduction: Climate change and agroecosystems: Key issues. In Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation. D. Hillel and C. Rosenzweig, Eds., ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 1. Imperial College Press, pp. 1-5.

Climate change caused by the progressive anthropogenic emissions of geenhouse gases is already affecting natural and human systems and sectors throughout the world and the changes to date may only be inklings of profound changes to come. Some contend that action on climate change should be delayed because of the uncertainties surrounding the exact nature, extent, and rate of the portending changes. Others belive that responding to climate change is now necessary precisely becaose of the unvcertainties. In any case, the prospect of significant changes in agroecosystems requires us to anticipate the potential impacts of climate change, to study how farming regions and system can adjust to those that are unavoidable, and to determine how they can mitigate climate change so as to reduce its ultimate effcts.

Because agroecosystems play a significant role in climate change, both by manifesting climate change impacts and as major contributors of greenhouse gases, the time is ripe for a handbook that elucidates the wide-ranging spectrum of topics crucial to the future of agriculture, in a world of growing demands and deteriorating environmental resources. The purpose of this handbook is thus to present an authoritative exposition of current research regarding impacts, adaptation, and mitigation of climate change pertaining to agroecosystems. Specially commissioned chapters from elading scientists provide a critical examination of the issues and of progress in this rapidly advancing field, especially as related to the challenges of food security and environmental management.

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BibTeX Citation

@inbook{hi07100z,
  author={Hillel, D. and Rosenzweig, C.},
  editor={Hillel, D. and Rosenzweig, C.},
  title={Introduction: Climate change and agroecosystems: Key issues},
  booktitle={Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation},
  year={2010},
  pages={1--5},
  publisher={Imperial College Press},
  address={London},
  series={ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 1},
}

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