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Rosenzweig and Hillel 1993

Rosenzweig, C., and D. Hillel, 1993: Agriculture in a greenhouse world. Natl. Geog. Res. Exploration, 9, 201-221.

While agriculture in some temperate regions may benefit from global climate change, tropical and subtropical regions may suffer. Even where potential production will improve, the required adjustments may disrupt ecosystems and land-use patterns. Agricultural zones will shift toward high latitudes, while heat stress and increased droughts will reduce productivity in lower latitudes. On the positive side, higher CO2 may enhance photosynthesis and water-use efficiency. Future hazards include sea-level rise, insect infestation, and greater evaporation losses. Some agricultural activities augment the greenhouse effect by releasing CO2, CH4, and N2O. Understanding the potential impacts of climate change is a prerequisite to developing societal responses.

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  author={Rosenzweig, C. and Hillel, D.},
  title={Agriculture in a greenhouse world},
  journal={National Geographic Research and Exploration},

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ID  - ro07400c
AU  - Rosenzweig, C.
AU  - Hillel, D.
PY  - 1993
TI  - Agriculture in a greenhouse world
JA  - Natl. Geog. Res. Exploration
JO  - National Geographic Research and Exploration
VL  - 9
SP  - 201
EP  - 221
ER  -

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