Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Research article
09 May 2018
Research article |  | 09 May 2018

Changes in crop yields and their variability at different levels of global warming

Sebastian Ostberg, Jacob Schewe, Katelin Childers, and Katja Frieler

Data sets

Fast emulator of changes in crop yields at different levels of global warming S. Ostberg, J. Schewe, and K. Frieler

Short summary
It has been shown that regional temperature and precipitation changes in future climate change scenarios often scale quasi-linearly with global mean temperature change (∆GMT). We show that an important consequence of these physical climate changes, namely changes in agricultural crop yields, can also be described in terms of ∆GMT to a large extent. This makes it possible to efficiently estimate future crop yield changes for different climate change scenarios without need for complex models.
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