Food Production in Relation to Climate Change

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Climate change is currently one of the greatest challenges facing our species. This case study report will examine issues related to food production in relation to climate change. In this regard, the focus will be on the Peace River Country, which is a parkland region that spans from northwestern Alberta to the Rocky Mountains in northeastern British Columbia and around the Peace River. As part of its examination, this report will explore the local environment conditions, and offer predictions of what lies ahead in areas of economic development, the food practices including how climate changes may affect the local food production, as well as other future and predicted changes in the area. Environment conditions in the area: Peace River Country has a continental climate with a low precipitation rate that reduces the local humidity and causes the hot summer and a cold winter feeling (Churcher & Wilson, 1979, p.71). Moreover, it has a series of pollutions like notably air and water pollutions that are affected by pollutant-inducing resources in the province of Alberta. There is an abundance of petroleum and gas resources in Alberta. On the one hand, these valuable resources promote and supports the local economy and the country`s GDP; on the other hand, it damages the surrounding environment. Because the major resources in Alberta are gas and petroleum, and these kind of resources are non-renewable, and the result translates into bad air and water quality in the local region. Also, as one of the more populous provinces in Canada, Alberta maintains numerous industries and develops lots of tar sand, which is a kind of bituminous sand that is formed from oil. This toxic waste of oil sand creates more greenhouse gas emissions, e... ... middle of paper ... ...es self sustaining and feeding its own. Works Cited “Alberta oil sands industry”. (2013). All about the oil sands. Retrieved from http://albertacanada.com/files/albertacanada/AOSID_QuarterlyUpdate_Winter2013.pdf Feinstein A. (2010 February). BC’s Peace River Valley and climate change. http://www.peacevalley.ca/files/PVEA-ClimateChange.pdf Invest. (2014). Invest in the Peace River regional district. Retrieved from http://investnortheastbc.ca/community-profiles/peace-river-regional-distric Invest. (2014). Agriculture. Retrieved from http://investnortheastbc.ca/sectors/agriculture PRRD. (2012). Peace River Regional District Report. Retrieved from http://www.prrd.bc.ca/board/agendas/2012/2012-04-7984118758/pages/document s/09-R- 14FBFBCHealthConcerns.pdf Churcher, C. S. & Wilson. M. (1979). Journal of Paleontology. Michigan: SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
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