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Rosenzweig 1994

Rosenzweig, C., 1994: Agriculture in a changing global environment. In Soil and Water Science: Key to Understanding Our Global Environment. R.S. Baker, G.W. Gee, and C. Rosenzweig, Eds., SSSA Special Publications, vol. 41, pp. 59-71, doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub41.c7.

Environmental scientists are engaged in a quest to understand the processes that shape the global environment. The role of climate as a primary determinant of agriculture has long been recognized. Emissions from agricultural sources account for ∼15% of total anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and land-use change contributes another 8%. Methane (CH4) is the second most important greenhouse gas after Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in terms of radiative forcing. Nitrous oxide is present in the atmosphere in even smaller quantities than CO2 and CH4. Global agriculture faces the prospect of a changing climate, as well as the known challenge of feeding the world's population as it grows from 5 to 10 billion people. Agricultural impacts research aims to analyze and elucidate the predictable changes and to evaluate what practical adaptations might be undertaken to prevent or overcome any possible adverse impacts on our ability to feed the world.

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  author={Rosenzweig, C.},
  editor={Baker, R. S. and Gee, G. W. and Rosenzweig, C.},
  title={Agriculture in a changing global environment},
  booktitle={Soil and Water Science: Key to Understanding Our Global Environment},
  series={SSSA Special Publications},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ro01910j
AU  - Rosenzweig, C.
ED  - Baker, R. S.
ED  - Gee, G. W.
ED  - Rosenzweig, C.
PY  - 1994
TI  - Agriculture in a changing global environment
BT  - Soil and Water Science: Key to Understanding Our Global Environment
T3  - SSSA Special Publications
VL  - 41
SP  - 59
EP  - 71
DO  - 10.2136/sssaspecpub41.c7
ER  -

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