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Parry et al. 2005

Parry, M., C. Rosenzweig, and M. Livermore, 2005: Climate change, global food supply and risk of hunger. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 360, 2125-2138, doi:10.1098/rstb.2005.1751.

This paper reports the results of a series of research projects which have aimed to evaluate the implications of climate change for food production and risk of hunger. There are three sets of results: (a) for IS92a (previously described as a 'business-as-usual' climate scenario); (b) for stabilization scenarios at 550 and 750ppm and (c) for Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES). The main conclusions are: (i) the region of greatest risk is Africa; (ii) stabilization at 750ppm avoids some but not most of the risk, while stabilization at 550ppm avoids most of the risk and (iii) the impact of climate change on risk of hunger is influenced greatly by pathways of development. For example, a SRES B2 development pathway is characterized by much lower levels of risk than A2; and this is largely explained by differing levels of income and technology not by differing amounts of climate forcing.

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  author={Parry, M. and Rosenzweig, C. and Livermore, M.},
  title={Climate change, global food supply and risk of hunger},
  journal={Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B},

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ID  - pa09100s
AU  - Parry, M.
AU  - Rosenzweig, C.
AU  - Livermore, M.
PY  - 2005
TI  - Climate change, global food supply and risk of hunger
JA  - Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B
VL  - 360
SP  - 2125
EP  - 2138
DO  - 10.1098/rstb.2005.1751
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