Lesson 2 Summary

Lesson 2 Summary

Much of our climate and weather pattern expectations are derived from records collected over the past several decades; however, increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is changing weather patterns, such as timing and intensity of precipitation, making our...
Agroforestry & Climate Change Adaptation

Agroforestry & Climate Change Adaptation

How can agroforestry contribute to climate change adaptation? Climate change adaptation means becoming adjusted to life in a changing climate–no longer being able to rely on expectations of climate conditions and weather patterns based on the previous 30 year...
Agroforestry & Climate Change Mitigation

Agroforestry & Climate Change Mitigation

Climate change mitigation is the act of reducing climate change. This involves decreasing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere by 1) reducing greenhouse gas emissions (e.g., burning fossil fuels) and 2) increasing the sinks that accumulate and store these...
How is climate change affecting agriculture?

How is climate change affecting agriculture?

As we saw in the Practitioner Voices section, climate change is already affecting agricultural and forest ecosystems. Climate change has the potential to adversely impact agricultural productivity through alterations in rainfall patterns, more frequent occurrences of...
What causes climate change?

What causes climate change?

Before we dive into the effects of climate change on agriculture, letโ€™s first briefly review what causes climate change by exploring a natural cycle that humans have disrupted. While watching the video clip below, consider how the carbon cycle works, how humans have...