Global warming has been blamed for the below-average rainfall that is drying up dams and parched ricefields in
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“This strategy allows a more detailed inventory of the biophysical and socioeconomic settings and using—downscaling techniques—more reliable climate-change scenarios for the target regions,” he said. “We feel that this goal of adaptation [i.e. adjusting rice to a changing climate] should be linked to mitigation [i.e. the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions],” Wassman said. Agriculture accounts for 33 percent of greenhouse emissions.
…He earlier warned that rising sea levels triggered by climate change pose an “ominous” threat to some of the world’s most productive rice-growing areas, including the