FIGURE 5.1 Average expected impact of warming + CO2 increase on crop yields, without adaptation, for broad regions summarized in IPCC AR4 (left) and for selected crops and regions with detailed studies (right). Shaded area shows likely range (67%). Impacts are averages for current growing areas within each region and may be higher or lower for individual locations within regions. Temperature and CO2 changes for the IPCC summary (left) are relative to late 20th century, while changes estimated for regions (right) were computed relative to pre-industrial. Estimates were derived from various sources (Matthews et al., 1995; Lal et al., 1998; Easterling et al., 2007; Schlenker and Roberts, 2009; Schlenker and Lobell, 2010) (see methods in Appendix for details).

FIGURE 5.1 Average expected impact of warming + CO2 increase on crop yields, without adaptation, for broad regions summarized in IPCC AR4 (left) and for selected crops and regions with detailed studies (right). Shaded area shows likely range (67%). Impacts are averages for current growing areas within each region and may be higher or lower for individual locations within regions. Temperature and CO2 changes for the IPCC summary (left) are relative to late 20th century, while changes estimated for regions (right) were computed relative to pre-industrial. Estimates were derived from various sources (Matthews et al., 1995; Lal et al., 1998; Easterling et al., 2007; Schlenker and Roberts, 2009; Schlenker and Lobell, 2010) (see methods in Appendix for details).



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