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Global warming and agriculture : impact estimates by country

Author: William R Cline
Publisher: Washington, DC : Center for Global Development : Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2007.
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How will global warming affect developing countries, which rely heavily on agriculture as a source of economic growth? This title asserts that developing countries have more at risk, such as their  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William R Cline
ISBN: 9780881324037 0881324035
OCLC Number: 132581890
Description: xv, 186 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Introduction and overview --
Main features of the book --
Plan of the book --
2. Brief survey of existing literature --
3. Key issues : carbon fertilization, irrigation, and trade --
Carbon fertilization --
The irrigation question --
Trade as moderator? --
4. Country-level climate projections --
The climate models --
Country-level climate results : present day and for 2070-99 --
5. Country-level agricultural impact estimates --
Mendelsohn-Schlesinger agricultural response functions --
Mendelsohn-Schlesinger estimates for the United States --
Ricardian estimates for developing countries and Canada --
Sensitivity to climate models --
Rosenzweig et al. crop model results --
Synthesis of preferred estimates --
Comparison to estimates in the model-source studies --
6. Dynamic considerations --
7. Conclusion. Appendix A : Standardizing global grids of climate change data --
Appendix B : Mapping grid cells to countries --
Appendix C : Calculating the geographical area of the grid cell --
Appendix D : Definitions of countries, regions, and subzones --
Appendix E : Estimating farm area and agricultural output by country, region, and subzone --
Appendix F : Country-level results with the Mendelsohn-Schlesinger functions --
Appendix G : Ricardian models for India, Africa, and Latin America --
Appendix H : Monthly climate data, 1961-90 and 2070-99 --
Appendix I : Dispersion of climate projections across general circulation models --
References --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: William R. Cline.
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