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Agriculture and Climate Change: Growing Problems or Opportunities for Growth?

Atlas themes Teaching level Province/Territory

Climate prosperity

Secondary (9-12)

New Brunswick

Climate involves both long-term change and shorter-term variation. For agriculture, variation is at least as important as change, especially for crop production. Changes and variations can potentially help agriculture (new crops, longer growing seasons); but can also cause problems (droughts, floods, invasion of new pest species). Agriculture involves more than crops and animals, and other effects to the business of agriculture could result from change and variation. In this lesson, students will assess the relative effect of climate change and variation on agriculture in New Brunswick.

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