U.S. Farmers Have Adapted Before to Sharp Shifts in Temperature

Outlet: Greenwire

January 6, 2011

Thanks to global warming, North American wheat production is set to move back in time. Temperatures in the nation’s bread basket could rise by 4 degrees or more over the next century, according to U.N. projections, forcing American farmers to change how they go about growing more than 2 billion bushels of wheat each year. It is a stark shift — but one that has happened before, according to a study published late last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…

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