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Climate Change and Agriculture in California: Adaptation to Extreme Events

Climate Change and Agriculture in California: Adaptation to Extreme Events
Dan Sumner’s presentation at the CDFA forum on ” Extreme Climate Risks and California’s Future – Agriculture and the Food System”,  November 16, 2011.
See also media coverage: Drought and Rising Temperatures Will Challenge State’s Farmers, Experts Say
In the past century, the state’s winter lows have warmed by 2 degrees Fahrenheit. Dan Sumner, director of the Agricultural Issues Center at UC Davis, said that while the warming trend has yet to disrupt crop production, it is accelerating, and the potential for failure exists. Louise Jackson, a UC Davis researcher, was also quoted as saying, “There’s potential for complete crop failure, especially cherries,  apricots and other stone fruit.” San Jose Mercury News, 11/23/2011

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