Water Storage Vs Flood Management Changing Priorities

Shriner and Street (1998) recognize potential critical supply-demand mismatches in regions like California that combine long dry seasons with high dry-season water demands. Flood-control concerns could exacerbate this problem. Climate models suggest stronger and more frequent flood episodes as a result both of stronger precipitation events as well as shorter periods between snow deposition and snowmelt. Water storage and flood management are linked because key facilities used for flood...

Base Simulations

The core results of the analysis described above are summarized in Table 1. Under the laissez faire path, average consumption in the world economy increases from 4,058 per person per year to 14,664 in the year 2420, which is usefully described as the long-run future for purposes of discussion. This consumption rise is supported by a 10-fold increase in the capital stock and a substantial increase in carbon dioxide emissions. In this scenario, emissions rise from 10.2 billion tonnes per year in...

Hypotheses Concerning Climate Change Climatic Variability And Agriculture

Plant systems and hence crop yields are influenced by many environmental factors, and these factors, such as moisture and temperature, may act either synergistically or antagonistically with other factors in determining yields Waggoner, 1983 . Plant scientists explore these effects on yields using two general approaches, controlled experiments and simulation models. Controlled field experiments can generate information on how the yield of a specific crop variety responds to a given stimulus,...

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List Of Contributors

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, Corvalis OR 97331, USA Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-7801, USA Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A amp M University, College Station, TX 77843-4228 Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA Department of Geography,...