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Estimating the impact of climate change on crop yields

Wolfram Schlenker

Estimating the impact of climate change on crop yields

the importance of nonlinear temperature effects

by Wolfram Schlenker

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementWolfram Schlenker, Michael Roberts.
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 13799, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) -- working paper no. 13799.
ContributionsRoberts, Michael J., National Bureau of Economic Research.
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LC ClassificationsHB1
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17087207M
LC Control Number2008610547

This in turn lets us design accurate yet solely weather-contingent insurance products that reduce financial risks to farmers from adverse weather and climate change and promote investment in high-yield technologies. In this project, we use data on rice farmers in Thailand. Our methods can be adapted to other crops and locations.   “For many people, climate impacts are most closely associated with rising seas and declining crop yields. These impacts are certainly important, but in .   The researchers state that we will see, on average, an increasingly negative impact of climate change on crop yields from the s onwards. The impact .


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Estimating the impact of climate change on crop yields by Wolfram Schlenker Download PDF EPUB FB2

Estimating the Effect of Climate Change on Crop Yields and Farmland Values: The Importance of Extreme Temperatures A. Fisher. Hanemann. Roberts. Schlenker. University of California at Berkeley.

North Carolina State University (starting August ) 3. Columbia University and NBER. NCEE - Febru   Hence, Estimating the impact of climate change on crop yields book objectives of this study were to: (1) calibrate and evaluate a regionalized Canadian version of the DNDC model using measured crop yields, soil temperatures, water contents and N 2 O emissions; and (2) explore the impacts of climate change on crop yields and N 2 O emissions for a winter wheat-maize-soybean rotation under conventional Cited by: The United States produces 41% of the world's corn and 38% of the world's soybeans, so any impact on US crop yields will have implications for world food supply.

We pair a panel of county-level crop yields in the US with a fine-scale weather data set that incorporates the whole distribution of temperatures between the minimum and maximum within Cited by: Estimating the impact of climate change on crop yields: The importance of non-linear temperature effects Wolfram Schlenker| and Michael J.

Roberts˜ September Abstract There has been an active debate whether global warming will result in a net gain or net loss for United States agriculture.

With mounting evidence that climate is warming Cited by:   Abstract. There has been an active debate whether global warming will result in a net gain or net loss for United States agriculture.

With mounting evidence that climate is warming, we show that such warming will have substantial impacts on agricultural yields by the end of the century: yields of three major crops in the United States are predicted to decrease by 60 to 79% under the most rapid Cited by: Estimating the Effect of Climate Change on Crop Yields and Farmland Values: The Importance of Extreme Temperatures This is a presentation by Wolfram Schlenker of Columbia University and NBER about the predicted impact of temperatures above the critical threshold that are harmful for crop yields.

To estimate the long-term impact of climate change on crop yields, scientists usually use one of two methods. The first, process-based crop models, simulate the combined mechanistic effects of weather, soil conditions, pest damage and other factors on crop growth and yields.

have negative impacts on crop yields. This increased variability is likely to be a major challenge to adapting agricultural systems to withstand climate change. Models for crop yield response to future climate change remain highly uncertain, particularly in regard to the impact of extreme events.

Agriculture and climate change are inextricably linked—crop yield, biodiversity, and water use, as well as soil health are directly affected by a changing climate. Climate change, which is largely a result of burning fossil fuels, is already affecting the Earth’s temperature, precipitation, and hydrological cycles.

Climate change will have a negative effect on key crops such as wheat, rice, and maize, according to a major scientific report out Tuesday that reviewed 70 prior studies on global warming and. A widely applied approach to estimating climate change impact on crop yield is crop simulation modeling (e.g., Lin et al.,Liu et al.,Tao et al.,Xiong et al.,Xiong et al.,Zhang et al., ), where key socio-economic factors other than climate variables in crop production are typically out of consideration.

For example, we estimated that climate change was reducing global rice yields by percent and wheat yields by percent on average each year. In contrast, some more drought-tolerant crops. A clear understanding of the impacts of technology, climate variability, and climate change on global crop yields will be of tremendous value in a warmer world characterized by increased variability.

We can develop optimal strategies that are resilient to such changes across different climates. Crop yields are projected to decrease under future climate conditions, and recent research suggests that yields have already been impacted.

However, current impacts on a diversity of crops subnationally and implications for food security remains unclear. Here, we constructed linear regression relationships using weather and reported crop data to assess the potential impact of observed climate. Climate change may actually benefit some plants by lengthening growing seasons and increasing carbon dioxide.

Yet other effects of a warmer world, such as more pests, droughts, and flooding, will. Predicted yield impacts of climate change for U.S.

rainfed maize based on a statistical model that includes a simplified treatment of CO 2 effects on crop water demand (Urban et al a). Impacts excluding CO 2 effects are also shown, and are substantially more negative, in line with previous statistical estimates for this region (Schlenker.

In book: Reference Module in Food Science published simulations to evaluate yield impacts of climate change and adaptation. was applied to estimate rainfed maize crop yields at 7 sites in. Yet examining county-level impacts reveals major redistributive impacts of climate change on some sectors that are not captured by regional or global averages.

Figure 2 and fig. S2 display the median average impact during the period to due to climate changes in RCP, a trajectory consistent with fossil-fuel–intensive economic.

The warmer temperatures associated with climate change are projected to significantly reduce yields of the world’s staple food crops, a new analysis finds. The study, published this week in Nature Sustainability, estimated that yields of soy, maize, rice and wheat are all likely to decrease as the planet warms.

Projected — but uncertain — benefits [ ]. Presenting an overview of agroecology within the framework of climate change, this book looks at the impact of our changing climate on crop production and agroecosystems, reporting on how plants will cope with these changes, and how we can mitigate these negative impacts to ensure food production for the growing population.

INTRODUCTION. Climate change and rising global mean temperature (GMT) with associated consequences pose a serious threat to natural systems and socioeconomic well-being ().The agricultural sector in particular is very sensitive to climate change ().Even a small increase of 1° to 2°C in GMT can have significant negative effects on crop yields, especially in the tropics (3–5).

An understanding of the variables that caused past changes in crop yields can help improve future crop prediction models. In this article, we present a comprehensive global analysis of the changes in the crop yields and how they relate to different large‐scale and regional climate variables, climate change variables and technology in a.

The effects of climate change on yields ranged from decreases to increases, generally improving with latitude and worseningwith time. Climate change affected corn yields more negatively or less positively than soybean yields.

No-tillage and rye cover crop did not ping serveas effective adaptations in regards to yields. Soil and water management for crop production has a strong impact, both negative and positive, on the drivers of climate change. A large number of crop production practices contribute to emissions of greenhouse gas, and in particular to carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.

Soil degradation, for example, is a major driver of climate change. in adapting to the effects of climate change. This book outlines the impact of climate change in four developing country regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America and small IPCC predict serious effects including reduced crop yields Developing countries are the most vulnerable to climate change impacts because they have fewer resources to.

Crop yields are predicted to be negatively affected by climate change under a wide range of climate models and emissions scenarios. Under warming scenario RCP and holding growing areas and technology constant, our model ensemble predicts a % decline in winter wheat yield, a % decline in winter barley yield, and a % decline in.

Crop production and climate change affect each other because crop production (1) produces greenhouse gases (GHGs), (2) is affected by climate change, (3) will have to adapt to changed climatic regimes, and (4) has a potential role in mitigating the production of GHGs.

Agriculture is not a major producer of GHGs, at less than 10% of Canada's total. Estimating the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture Production input and output data were collected for two cropping seasons—Mehere (the long rainy season) and Belg (the short rainy season)—at plot level.

Very few plots exhibit a biannual cropping pattern. Estimating the Impact of Past Climate and CO 2 Trends.

A growing number of studies have attempted to quantify impacts of recent climate trends on crop production. Here, we present the main results from a global-scale study, which estimated impacts for the to period (Lobell et al., ).

The global food system is increasingly interconnected and under pressure to support growing demand. At the same time, crop production is facing new and uncertain impacts from climate change.

Current trends in population growth suggest that global food production is unlikely to satisfy future demand under predicted climate change scenarios unless rates of crop improvement are accelerated. In order to maintain food security in the face of these challenges, a holistic approach that includes stress-tolerant germplasm, sustainable crop and natural resource management, and sound policy.

The US National Research Council (US NRC, ) assessed the literature on the effects of climate change on crop yields. US NRC () stressed the uncertainties in their projections of changes in crop yields.

A meta-analysis in revealed consensus that yield is expected to decrease in the second half of the century, and with greater effect. How mean historical and future climate change affects crop yields has received a great deal of attention1,2,3,4,r, how variations in climate impact crop yield, and how they vary over time, has received less attention6, is important both to help us understand how climate and crop yields are linked over time and also for ensuring future food security.

On the other hand, both water quality and crop yield numbers under climate change deviated considerably for all seven GCMs compared to the baseline climate. Future climates from all GCMs led to decreased corn and soybean yields by up to 20% on a mean annual basis, while water quality alterations were either positive or negative depending on the.

Humans must drastically alter food production to prevent the most catastrophic effects of global warming, according to a new report from the United Nations panel on climate change. Effects will vary among annual and perennial crops, and regions of the United States; however, all production systems will be affected to some degree by climate change.

We feel the economic impacts. Crop yields are strongly dependent on the average climate, extreme temperatures, and carbon dioxide concentrations, all of which are projected to increase in the coming century. In this study, a statistical model was created to predict US yields to for three crops using low and high-emissions future scenarios (RCP and ).

The model is based on linear regressions between historical. Climate extremes, such as drought, heatwaves, heavy precipitation and more are responsible for 18 to 43 percent of variation in crop yields for.

Predictions of future temperature and precipitation show a trend towards temperatures above the critical threshold for many crops, indicating the potential for large losses. In the final chapter I combine the previously described methods to assess the impact of climate change on the spatial patterns of crop yield change in China.

The global corn crop is vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Living on Earth the risk of food shocks from world corn production but that these crop failures calculate that.

1. Climate-change induced yield effects by crop and management system, % change from yield with climate to yield with climate 5 2. World food prices (US$/metric ton) in and and percent changes for selected crops and livestock products 7 3.

Climate-change effects on crop production, no CO 2 fertilization 9 4.on climate impacts on food production and food security, Porter et al. () find that climate change has already impacted agricultural and food production, affecting re-gional supply and markets, and may potentially harm food security in the future.

The main conclusions highlight that crop yields react negatively to high daytime temperatures.Studies have found that sinceclimate change resulted in declines in temperate corn and wheat yields, and mixed effects on soybean and rice yields. Forests not only affect climate, but climate .