Projected changed in global aggregate crop yields due to climate change considering both low and high emission scenarios

Figure Created 03 Sep 2014 Published 28 Feb 2015 Last modified 28 Feb 2015, 02:48 PM
The figure includes projections for different emission scenarios, for tropical and temperate regions, and for adaptation and no-adaptation cases combined. Relatively few studies have considered impacts on cropping systems for scenarios where global mean temperatures increase by 4°C or more. For five timeframes in the near-term and long-term, data (n=1090) are plotted in the 20-year period on the horizontal axis that includes the midpoint of each future projection period. Changes in crop yields are relative to late-20th-century levels. Data for each timeframe sum to 100%.


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