Climate change and agriculture Depending on underlying assumptions, studies of the economic impacts of a doubling in atmospheric carbon dioxide CO2 from pre-industrial levels conclude that this would have a slightly negative to moderately positive aggregate effect i. Other sectors[ edit ] A number of other sectors will be affected by climate change, including the livestockforestryand fisheries industries. Other sectors sensitive to climate change include the energyinsurancetourism and recreation industries. The aggregate impact of climate change on most of these sectors is highly uncertain Schneider et al.
Share via Email This article is over 6 years old Bangladeshi villagers rebuild an embankment after cyclone Aila hit in The impacts are being felt most keenly in developing countries, according to the research, where damage to agricultural production from extreme weather linked to climate change is contributing to deaths from malnutrition, poverty and their associated diseases.
Air pollution caused by the use of fossil fuels is also separately contributing to the deaths of at least 4. The page study, entitled Climate Vulnerability Monitor: It was written by more than 50 scientists, economists and policy experts, and commissioned by 20 governments.
Bythe researchers estimate, the cost of climate change and air pollution combined will rise to 3. Sheikh Hasina, prime minister of Bangladesh, said: Without these losses, we could have easily secured much higher growth. While many governments have taken the view that climate change is a long-term problem, there is a growing body of opinion that the effects are already being felt.
Scientists have been alarmed by the increasingly rapid melting of Arctic sea ice, which reached a new record minimum this year and, if melting continues at similar rates, could be ice free in summer by the end of the decade.
Some research suggests that this melting could be linked to cold, dull and rainy summers in parts of Europe — such as has been the predominant summer weather in the UK for the last six years.The Economic Impacts of Climate Change: Evidence from Agricultural Output and Random Fluctuations in Weather: Comment by Anthony C.
Fisher, W. Michael Hanemann, Michael J. Roberts and Wolfram Schlenker.
Published in volume , issue 7, pages . What Are the Economic Consequences of Climate Change?
They also noted that for most economic sectors, the impacts of climate change would be smaller than the impacts of population and.
Sep 17, · IPCC , Summary for Policymakers, in Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.
Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, p. The impacts are being felt most keenly in developing countries, according to the research, where damage to agricultural production from extreme weather linked to climate change is contributing to.
But when asked about the report's description of the great economic impacts of continued climate change, he answered, "I don't believe it." reader comments with 68 posters participating.
Nov 26, · The impacts of climate change are intensifying, U.S. government report warns. Above, a man and his daughter check a flooded car outside their .