Date: May 9th, 2014
Cate: Australian Agriculture
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The effect of climate change on Australian agriculture

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In Australia, farming and agricultural industry is one of the major industries that keeps their economy going. For them, it gives them growing employment options when it is in good shape as an industry. Over the years, they have become so adept at working the land there that they have developed efficient and systematized processes for sustainable land management.

The Australian nation’s farming industry contributes 18% of the countries overall emissions output. In the face of global warming and climate change, Australian agriculture in facing myriad tasks to overcome in the years to come.

Australia and its agricultural industry have a keen handle on how their farming provides food, income, and many other things to the people of other nations around the globe. It makes sense and is totally logical to conclude that this industry will be directly impacted by climate change. The united nations, therefore, is offering technological, financial, diplomatic, research and other assistance to prevent any fall out that could arise as a result of this harsh unfortunate reality.

Australia will, therefore, be in constant contact with the appropriate members involved in the UN. They will be able to engage in knowledge sharing and networking to enhance their capacity and knowledge in how to prevent problems of global warming. They will benefit from the various technological, the methodologies, the knowledge and the research and science knowledge that could come out of such a networking experience via the united nations organization. This type of knowledge sharing between countries, especially those that rely significantly on farming, will be very beneficial as we head into the unknown challenges of climate change. Rather than having countries sit there feeling disempowered by it, they will instead gain the knowledge necessary to adapt and prosper.

The potential impacts of climate changes in the Australian farming industry

Agriculture is likely to face challenges in the face of global warming because it relies directly on natural resourcing. Just about the entire farming process is impacted by this phenomenon. These aspects includes what kinds of plants are utilized, how much is yielded and its quality, and also the areas of land that will remain arid and those that won’t. Climate change is seeing the rise in extreme weather conditions and natural disaster. This has been caused by changing temperatures in the atmosphere and underground. This all changes the availability as well as the quality of the dirt, the water, the risk of dangerous fires, the proliferation of bugs, diseases and other pestulants that can kill crops as well as unwanted killer weeds and foreign plants.

In recent years, the farming and agricultural industry has taken significant measures to dampen the potential impact of climate change on their lands. This has included reducing their CO2 emissions footprint. However, despite the great efforts thus far, more actually needs to be changed. The government of the nation have introduced new legislative changes and policies directed to this end. This has changed the way farmers produce crops in such a way as to reduce the greenhouse emissions.

With organizations such as the UN Australia is actually well positioned to provide expert counsel to other nations seekking to make similar changes to their industries. In turn, they could learn other things they may not have thought of that are in fact working really well else where.