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Climate Change and California’s Agriculture

Tapan Pathak

California is a global leader in the agricultural sector, with 77,500 farms growing over 400 commodities. The state produces over a third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts. California’s highly productive agricultural industry is vulnerable to impacts of climate change. There is sufficient evidence that the climate in California has changed significantly and is expected to continue changing in the future. This justifies the importance of enhancing adaptive capacity to reduce agricultural vulnerabilities to climate change.

Tapan Pathak, cooperative extension specialist in climate adaptation in agriculture at the University of California Division of Agriculture and Resources and UC Merced, will discuss changes in climate including increases in temperatures, highly variable precipitation patterns, and increased frequency and intensity of weather extremes such as heat waves and drought and consequent impacts on agriculture in California.

Pathak led a team of researchers that published a paper on this issue in the journal Agronomy in February.

NASA/GISS data visualization
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When Fri, July 20, 2018 00:00:00 Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
Tickets You can purchase tickets online for this lecture. You will need to select the option from the menu, correct time, and date on the following pages. Seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students attending for free can also reserve seats online.
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