Changes In Northern NSW Farming System Climate Conditions – Gulargambone

GRDC - Steven Crimp and Mark Howden (Australian National University)

Type: Research Paper
Knowledge level: Advanced

Farm Table says:

The authors of this paper note in the conclusion: “The results suggest a number of adaptation options exist to manage increased future downside risk however the effectiveness of adaptation is driven by the extent of future change. Under conditions of large climate change, tactical adaptation will only have limited effectiveness and more extensive adaptation options, often defined as transformation adaptation, may be required”. Please access the full paper via the link below if this research interests you.

The take home messages from this GRDC funded research are below. Please access the full paper via the link below for methodology, references, acknowledgements and discussion.

Take home messages from the paper include:

  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continue to accumulate in the earth’s atmosphere and drive warmer global temperatures. Warming of globally averaged air temperatures of just over 1oC since records began in 1850 has produced national, regional and local changes in environmental conditions. These changes have shifted debate from “Is climate change real?” to “What should we do about it?”
  • Adapting agricultural practises will be required to respond to changing environmental conditions and will require all components of the agricultural value chain to work together in order to maintain resilient and profitable food systems.


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