News › Scientists identify shortcomings in UK government's Climate Change Risk Assessment
11 April 2012
Scientists at Rothamsted Research have described wheat yield predictions in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) as "seriously misleading" in a letter published in Nature Climate Change today.
CCRA was commissioned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and published in the UK on 25 January 2012. It makes a number of predictions but one of them, a prediction of a 40–140% increase in wheat yield by 2050 due to global warming, is based on a simplistic approach that ignores key factors affecting yields.
Publication› Shortcomings in wheat yield predictions (10.1038/nclimate1511)
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Contacts› Mikhail Semenov, Rowan Mitchell, Andy Whitmore, Malcolm Hawkesford, Martin Parry and Peter Shewry
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