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Ag and Climate Change

created Oct 31, 2019 11:35 AM

This teaching blog is meant to accompany the recent Current Context "Growing Food in a Changing Climate."

There are many ways in which climate change is impacting agriculture here in California and around the world. In order to help students identify the various factors that impact productivity in the face of a changing climate, and to help them understand the opportunities ahead, using this chart may prove helpful as students read through the Current Context issue.

What changes are happening to agriculture as a result of a changing climate?

Soil

 

List below climate change's impact on soil:

Water

 

List below climate change's impact on water:

Pollinators

 

List below climate change's impact on pollinators:

 

What are the impacts of these changing conditions listed above on the following food sources?

Crops

 

List below how changing growing conditions impact crops:

Livestock

 

List below how changing growing conditions impact livestock:

Fisheries

 

List below how changing growing conditions impact fisheries:

What can we do to help address these challenges?

Farmer/Scientist actions

 

What can farmers and scientists do to address the agricultural challenges related to climate change?

Individual actions

 

What can we as individuals do to address the agricultural challenges related to climate change?

Government/community actions

 

What can city, state, and federal governments do to address the agricultural challenges related to climate change?
 
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