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Regional climate change mitigation with crops: context and assessment.
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PMID:  22869800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
J S Singarayer; T Davies-Barnard
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences     Volume:  370     ISSN:  1364-503X     ISO Abbreviation:  Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-07     Completed Date:  2012-09-27     Revised Date:  2013-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101133385     Medline TA:  Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4301-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1SS, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Agriculture / methods*
Biomedical Engineering*
Climate Change*
Crops, Agricultural / growth & development*
Global Warming / prevention & control*

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