REACCH scientists highlighted Northwest agriculture perspectives in the National Climate Assessment. Sanford Eigenbrode, project director and University of Idaho professor, and Susan Capalbo and Philip Mote of Oregon State University contributed to the report. The White House released this document Tuesday. A 1990 law stipulates the climate assessments be published every four years.
“While the agriculture sector’s technical ability to adapt to changing conditions can offset some adverse impacts of a changing climate, there remain critical concerns for agriculture with respect to costs of adaptation, development of more climate resilient technologies and management, and availability and timing of water,” Eigenbrode commented.
Read more about REACCH's contribution in local coverage:
Lewiston Tribune: Local outlook for global warming not so bleak
Moscow-Pullman Daily News: UI researcher writes section of climate change report
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