VIDEO: Withering Crops -- Changing Planet

October 31, 2011, 11:23 am
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SUMMARY

As the global population continues to increase, scientists and farmers are concerned about the impacts that climate change could have on the world's crops. To better understand the process of photosynthesis and how plants use water and carbon dioxide to thrive, scientists are studying the stress limits of plants.

 

GOALS

This helps to understand the effect of climate change on food security and our crop production system.


 

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS


 

TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE

This video can be used in any class where food security and agriculture related to climate change are being discussed. The video would be a reasonable introduction to the topic.


 

REFERENCES AND RESOURCES

National Science Foundation and NBC Learn



 

SHORT DESCRIPTION

This is a brief video on crops and climate change.

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Citation

Bista, D. (2011). VIDEO: Withering Crops -- Changing Planet. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/video/169256

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