[SOLVED] AA Climate change impact on agriculture and global beer market
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For my business and environment class I need these three questions answered… please answer throughly with only the information provided
We will be discussing the projected climate change impact on agriculture and on one specific sector: global beer market.
1. How’s am I witnessing the climate change, and/or the ways that climate change affecting daily life? (It’s a broad topic, aspects to consider includes but not limited to: human health; energy use; water resources; extreme weather events; ecosystem; businesses; ski industry; transportation)
2. How climate change contributes to food insecurity in the future?
3. The Xie (2018) article reached two main conclusions: 1) Extreme events limit beer supply; 2) Global reductions in beer consumption. For the first conclusion, please talk about the regional differences in barley yield and the shifts in international trade (import/export volume). For the second conclusion, please talk about the regional differences in beer consumption. In both cases, including the discussion for different climate change scenarios, i.e. RCP2.6, RCP4.5, RCP6.0, and RCP8.5.
A Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) is a greenhouse gas concentration (not emissions) trajectory adopted by the IPCC for its fifth Assessment Report (AR5) in 2014. Four pathways have been selected for climate modeling and research, which describe different climate futures, all of which are considered possible depending on how much greenhouse gases are emitted in the years to come. The four RCPs, namely RCP2.6, RCP4.5, RCP6, and RCP8.5, are labeled after a possible range of radiative values in the year 2100.
RCP8.5 is the high emission scenario: business as usual.
RCP6.0 is intermediate emissions scenario: consistent with application of a range of technologies and strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
RCP4.5 is another intermediate emissions scenario: consistent with a future with relatively ambitious emissions reductions.
RCP2.6 is the low emissions scenario: in order to reach the radiative forcing level, ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions would be required over time.