An Assessment of Impacts of Future CO2 and Climate on Agriculture
This report evaluates how global warming and the associated rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) will affect agriculture in California. The pertinent literature is surveyed and distilled. It reveals a combination of positive and negative effects of warming and elevated CO2 on crop production. Elevated CO2 gives crops a spurt in growth, as photosynthesis responds positively to extra CO2. But enhanced photosynthesis is not sustained as it experiences down-regulation.
Author(s): Dennis Baldocchi, Simon Wong, Andrew Gutierrez
CIEE Program: Climate Change
Document Type: Reports
Filename: CEC-500-2005-187-SD.pdf
Publisher: California Energy Commission
Year Published: 2005