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Regional climate change mitigation with crops: context and assessment

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Singarayer, J. S. and Davies-Barnard, T. (2012) Regional climate change mitigation with crops: context and assessment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 370 (1974). pp. 4301-4316. ISSN 1471-2962

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2012.0010

Abstract/Summary

The intention of this review is to place crop albedo biogeoengineering in the wider picture of climate manipulation. Crop biogeoengineering is considered within the context of the long-term modification of the land surface for agriculture over several thousand years. Biogeoengineering is also critiqued in relation to other geoengineering schemes in terms of mitigation power and adherence to social principles for geoengineering. Although its impact is small and regional, crop biogeoengineering could be a useful and inexpensive component of an ensemble of geoengineering schemes to provide temperature mitigation. The method should not detrimentally affect food security and there may even be positive impacts on crop productivity, although more laboratory and field research is required in this area to understand the underlying mechanisms.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:No Reading authors. Back catalogue items
Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:34554
Publisher:Royal Society Publishing

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