Global Warming Over the past decades the earth has been getting warmer and its starting to hurt our crops

Glossary:

Global warming: How we describe the average temperature increasing.

Yield: The amount of money the farmers make after there crops are produced.

Greenhouse Gases: A gas that absorbs infrared radiation that ruins the ozone.

Kyoto Protocol: An International treaty that limits the amount of greenhouse gases released.

Fossil Fuels: A natural gas such as coal or oil.

USDA: A department of the United States government that manages various programs related to food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development and nutrition.

What makes it hard for plants to stay alive during global warming?

Plants are having a hard time surviving because of the rising temperatures and it will only get harders for them to survive because there are not many ways we can help them. A graph from the USDA shows, that corn and soybeans both can not live under certain temperatures. Corns growing process will fail at when it is above 95 degrees for most of the days and, Soybeans will not be able to grow at 102 degrees. If temperatures keep rising and rising farmers will have to find ways to keep their crops alive.There are numerous ways that plants can adapt but some are better than others. Author James Delingpole says, “That plants can use leaf respiration to help adapt to climate change which will help the cells stay alive by using the respiration process. This will give plants an 80% better chance to survive as temperatures rise.” This is one of many different ways plants can survive and it's giving them a very good chance to live. Plants will have to find ways to survive while temperatures rise. If plants cant survive how will this effect farmers?

How much money do farmers lose due to global warm?

Farmers are going to lose lots of crops which means they lose billions of dollars which means that lots of farmers could lose their jobs. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln says, “ Climate change cost American soybean farmers an estimated $11 billion in unrealized potential yield in the past two decades, a newly published study says.” Climate changes is not just hurting the crops it will soon be hurting the economy even and it's hurting farmers the most because they are losing money when they plant their crops. Kirk Kardashian of the U.S News says, “The milk pricing system is broke for farmers because they can't do anything about low prices the government sets.” The milk prices are going up but soon they could be even higher due to less crops for cows to eat. Farmers don't know what crop will be worth the most during harvest and thats why its so hard to make money as a farmer. The farmers are doing a lot to stop global warming and the government is too.

What is the government doing to help crops against global warming?

There are numerous ways the government can help try and stop it as best as they can. There are so many chemicals that kill crops it's hard to stop. But one way the government has is by solar power. Website Environment America says,”The good news is that solutions like solar, wind and efficiency not only reduce carbon pollution which cleans up are air they protect are crops to.” We are noticing more and more that global warming is more of a problem than we ever thought it might be. There is a lot of things we can do to help are future and make sure we slow down global warming. Rossendale Alive says, “the government has demonstrated their commitment by signing up to the Kyoto Protocol (America although they are the biggest polluter refused to sign because it would damage their economy), and in doing so agreed to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2010.” The government is doing numerous things to stop global warming so we will still have all the necessities we have today. The government is trying hard to help farmers but they dont know how much water we will have left.

Will crops have enough water due to global warming?

Global warming will give us changes in water level with melting it and the water evaporating, because of this we might not be able to water our crops. There are many things that could happen to the water levels during global warming. The union of scientists says, “With climate change, the water cycle is expected to undergo significant change. For example, a warmer climate causes more water to evaporate from both land and oceans; in turn, a warmer atmosphere can hold more water – roughly four percent more water for every 1ºF rise in temperature. Changes like this are expected to lead to specific, and in many cases negative, consequences. We might take on more water and higher water levels during global warming. This can lead to flooding damaging cities and homes.” Water levels will rise during global warming and we will need to figure out plans on how to stay safe. There are numerous ways water can hurt us during global warming. The union of scientists say, “Climate projections for many regions of North America suggest less snow, overall, and more rain. In areas dependent on the gradual melting of snowpack to supply surface water through the warm months.” Global warming changes by regions and regions who need more snow or rain might not get what they need. Scientists need to think of ways how we will deal with water during global warming to protect us. If are water levels change it will make watering and growing crops a very difficult challenge. What can ordinary people do to help stop global warming?

How can ordinary people help stop global warming?

There are many ways we can slow down global warming and they are pretty easy.Famers who need to grow crops will have to stop bad habits that ruin the environment quicker. Rachel Steffan says, “Burning fossil fuels increases the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. There are two ways to reduce fossil fuel use: Use less energy, or use alternative, non polluting energy sources like solar and wind power.” We need to stop using unnecessary gases that ruin the air to slow global warming. There are other thing farmers can do to save crops. Author and scientist sami Grover says, “ Farmers need to stop till farming, because Soil has the potential to store huge amounts of carbon. However, every time soil is turned over, large amounts of that carbon are released into the atmosphere.” Farmers need to be smarter about how they farm. Even if it's not the best way farmers need to stop releasing gases into the atmosphere.

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