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Yang, Huiyi and Dobbie, Steven and Ramirez-Villegas, Julian and Feng, Kuishuang and Challinor, Andrew J. and Chen, Bing and Gao, Yao and Lee, Lindsay and Yin, Yan and Sun, Laixiang and Watson, James and Koehler, Ann-Kristin and Fan, Tingting and Ghosh, Sat (2016) 'Potential negative consequences of geoengineering on crop production: a study of Indian groundnut.' Geophysical Research Letters, 43. pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

Geoengineering has been proposed to stabilise global temperature, but its impacts on crop production and stability are not fully understood. A few case studies suggest that certain crops are likely to benefit from solar dimming geoengineering, yet we show geoengineering is projected to have detrimental effects for groundnut. Using an ensemble of crop-climate model simulations, we illustrate that groundnut yields in India undergo a statistically significant decrease of up to 20 % as a result of solar dimming geoengineering relative to RCP4.5. It is somewhat reassuring, however, to find that after a sustained period of 50 years of geoengineering crop yields return to the non-geoengineered values within a few years once the intervention is ceased.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: climate change, colar dimming geoengineered climate, impact assessment, groundnut, India
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management
ISSN: 19448007
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GL071209
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2016 13:17
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/23319

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