Navigation Links
Global warming may hurt some poor populations, benefit others
Date:2/20/2010

The impact of global warming on food prices and hunger could be large over the next 20 years, according to a new Stanford University study. Researchers say that higher temperatures could significantly reduce yields of wheat, rice and maize dietary staples for tens of millions of poor people who subsist on less than $1 a day. The resulting crop shortages would likely cause food prices to rise and drive many into poverty.

But even as some people are hurt, others would be helped out of poverty, says Stanford agricultural scientist David Lobell.

"Poverty impacts depend not only on food prices but also on the earnings of the poor," said Lobell, a center fellow at Stanford's Program on Food Security and the Environment (FSE). "Most projections assume that if prices go up, the amount of poverty in the world also will go up, because poor people spend a lot of their money on food. But poor people are pretty diverse. There are those who farm their own land and would actually benefit from higher crop prices, and there are rural wage laborers and people that live in cities who definitely will be hurt."

Lobell and his colleagues recently conducted the first in-depth study showing how different climate change scenarios could affect incomes of farmers and laborers in developing countries. He will present the results on Feb. 20 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Diego.

Household incomes

In the study, Lobell, former FSE researcher Marshall Burke and Purdue University agricultural economist Thomas Hertel focused on 15 developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Hertel has developed a global trade model that closely tracks the consumption and production of rice, wheat and maize on a country-by-country basis. The model was used to project the effects of climate change on agriculture within 20 years and the resulting impact on prices and poverty.

Usin
'/>"/>

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Global Warming and the Habitability of Planet Earth, Sept. 26
2. Green skies: Engineers work may reduce jet travels role in global warming
3. Scientists in first global study of poison gas in the atmosphere
4. North Americas northernmost lake affected by global warming
5. IEEE-USA innovation forum will help prepare US tech leaders to prosper in a global marketplace
6. Majority of Americans want local action on global warming, says poll
7. International team of scientists warns of climate changes impact on global river flow
8. Changing the global dietary environment
9. Global deal fuels QUTs world-changing research
10. NIH hosts event to launch Council of Science Editors global theme issue
11. Agricultural soil erosion is not adding to global warming
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Global warming may hurt some poor populations, benefit others
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014 Research and Markets ... addition of the "Global Chemical Sensor Market ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 One ... increasing demand for medical sensors in biomedical applications. ... for quick and correct diagnosis during surgical procedures. ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... , Dec. 12, 2014 Research and ... the addition of the "Global Facial Recognition ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... identification of individuals. Facial recognition system measures the ... nose, jaw edges, mouth, and the distance between ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9ql3kr/biometrics_market ) has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. One ... adoption of multimodal biometric systems. Multimodal biometric systems ... for verification and identification purposes. This helps to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, Hoffmann La-Roche, Johnson & Johnson, NGK Spark Plugs and Robert Bosch 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 3Biometrics Market in India 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2
... If you,re one of the millions who dread the spring ... in the May 2009 issue of the Journal of ... of American scientists have identified a previously unknown cellular switch ... important, this study also suggests that at least for some ...
... 1918 a human influenza virus known as the Spanish ... swine respiratory disease occurred concurrently. A Kansas State University ... was able to infect and replicate in pigs, but ... like monkeys, mice and ferrets where the infection has ...
... common plant toxins that affect human health and ecosystems ... new study also suggest that smoldering fires may produce ... human exposures to a minimum during controlled burns. ... helps researchers understand how they cycle through earth and ...
Cached Biology News:Just in time for spring: Scientists find the cellular on and off switch for allergies and asthma 2K-State researcher finds 1918 flu resulted in current lineage of H1N1 swine influenza viruses 2Potentially harmful chemicals found in forest fire smoke 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014  Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, ... it has filed a Clinical Trial Application (CTA) with ... products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) seeking regulatory approval to initiate ... molecule, Anatabine Citrate. Contingent on the Company ... a Phase I trial to assess the safety, tolerability ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014  Alternative Energy & ... it has signed a letter of intent to ... developed and patented a nanotechnology-based development platform used ... that enable rapid on-site collection and testing to ... health issues in an immediate, non-invasive and cost-effective ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Fertility Associates of Memphis has announced a new ... network of more than 20 contributing fertility practices ... access to a national pool of frozen donor ... of Memphis is the only fertility clinic in the ... Dr. William Kutteh , director of Fertility Associates of ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 19, 2014  Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: ... Inc. (Bina), a privately held company based in ... Bina provides a big data platform for centralized ... data. Bina,s proprietary on-market Genomic Management Solution, Bina-GMS ... to perform fast and scalable analyses to maximize ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Files Clinical Trial Application in the UK for Clinical Trials of Anatabine Citrate Formulations 2Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Files Clinical Trial Application in the UK for Clinical Trials of Anatabine Citrate Formulations 3ALNE Announces Intention To Acquire BioTechPharma 2Fertility Associates of Memphis Announces Partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA 2Fertility Associates of Memphis Announces Partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA 3Roche acquires Bina Technologies and enters the genomic informatics market 2Roche acquires Bina Technologies and enters the genomic informatics market 3
... TherapySAN FRANCISCO, May 21 Gualberto Ruano, M.D., ... Research at Hartford Hospital and Simon Kung, M.D., ... will co-chair a symposium, " Emerging Clinical Applications ... the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. ...
... AMSTERDAM, May 21 ,Agendia, a world leader in molecular ... University of California San Francisco ,and the Netherlands ... American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, May 29 ... The study results further underpin the broad ...
... Sky One Medical,Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or ... leading,fully integrated pharmaceutical company in the People,s Republic ... agreement with Taiwan Golden,Biotechnology Corporation to begin cooperating ... Antroquinonol. , Golden Biotechnology ...
Cached Biology Technology:Genomas and Institute of Living Among Organizers of Pharmacogenetics Symposium at 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association 2Agendia to Present Multiple Predictive and Prognostic Studies on Breast and Colorectal Cancers at ASCO Annual Meeting 2Agendia to Present Multiple Predictive and Prognostic Studies on Breast and Colorectal Cancers at ASCO Annual Meeting 3China Sky One Medical, Inc. Signs Agreement with Taiwan Golden Biotechnology Corp. on Development of New Anti-Cancer Drug 2China Sky One Medical, Inc. Signs Agreement with Taiwan Golden Biotechnology Corp. on Development of New Anti-Cancer Drug 3
kismet (dK-20)...
... Thermo Hybaid's unique Electro-4 design allows ... the Electro-4 it is possible to run ... tank, by stacking up to four,horizontal gels. ... adjustable according to the number of gels ...
Lyophilized. Purity: ≥90% by electrophoresis. Reconstitute in 0.3% NaCl. Prepared from serum that has been shown by certified tests to be negative for HBsAg and for HIV and HCV antibodies. ...
p230 trans Golgi Purified Anti-Human clone 15, Isotype Mouse IgG 1 , 50 µg Consult technical datasheet for details....
Biology Products: