An Overview of California's Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change

Zilberman, David and Scott Kaplan

from ARE Update Vol. 18, No. 1, Sep/Oct, 2014 : Special Issue - Climate Change: Challenges to California's Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Abstract

While the overall impact of climate change will be moderate, the impacts will vary by regions—with big losers and gainers. Overcoming painful costs requires the development of adaptive capacity that can take advantage of advanced tools of science, including biotechnology, markets, and construction of dams and reservoirs. In California, climate change will increase the risk of flooding, disrupt water supply, and reduce productivity—especially in the Delta, coastal counties, and inland, southern regions.

Keywords

global warming, agricultural adaptation, agricultural vulnerability, climate change and agriculture

Citation

Zilberman, David and Scott Kaplan. "An Overview of California's Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change." ARE Update 18(1)(2014):16-19. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2014/18/1/agricultural-adaptation/