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Published on Thursday, February 07, 2013

Climate Change

Effects on Agriculture and the Costs of Adaptation

Internaional Food Policy Research Institute


The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was established in 1975. IFPRI is one of 15 agricultural research centers that receives its principal funding from governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations, most of which are members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.


Extracted from the Executive Summary

The Challenge

The unimpeded growth of greenhouse gas emissions is raising the earth’s temperature. The consequences include melting glaciers, more precipitation, more and more extreme weather events, and shifting seasons. The accelerating pace of climate change, combined with global population and income growth, threatens food security everywhere.


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2/7/2013 10:19 AM

This is an official government report about this topic. What makes this, and other government reports like it important is that these reports, instead of totally obfuscating the science, are approaching the consensus of many other published reports of non-governmental agencies that are warning of dire consequences in the next decade or two. When that happens you know that things are getting so bad that even the government can't hide confuse.

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