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Title: Economic impacts of climate change on agriculture : the importance of additional climatic variables other than temperature and precipitation
Authors: Zhang, P
Zhang, J
Chen, M
Keywords: Agriculture
China
Climate change
Humidity
Wind speed
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Academic Press
Source: Journal of environmental economics and management, 2017, v. 83, p. 8-31 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of environmental economics and management 
Abstract: Climate change shifts the distributions of a set of climatic variables, including temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind speed, sunshine duration, and evaporation. This paper explores the importance of those additional climatic variables other than temperature and precipitation. Using the county-level agricultural data from 1980 to 2010 in China, we find that those additional climatic variables, especially humidity and wind speed, are critical for crop growth. Therefore, omitting those variables is likely to bias the predicted impacts of climate change on crop yields. In particular, omitting humidity tends to overpredict the cost of climate change on crop yields, while ignoring wind speed is likely to underpredict the effect. Our preferred specification indicates that climate change is likely to decrease the yields of rice, wheat, and corn in China by 36.25%, 18.26%, and 45.10%, respectively, by the end of this century.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/65722
ISSN: 0095-0696
EISSN: 1096-0449
DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2016.12.001
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