An Overview of California's Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change
Zilberman, David and Scott Kaplan
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.
global warming, agricultural adaptation, agricultural vulnerability, climate change and agriculture
Zilberman, David and Scott Kaplan. 2014. "An Overview of California's Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change." ARE Update 18(1): 16-19. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.