Creating a Glimpse into the Future
University of Maryland researchers used Earth System Modeling to simulate the impacts of decadal climate variability on water and agriculture in the Missouri River Basin. They input simulated data, crop yields, and various expenses, including crop insurance, into an economic impacts model. Projections indicated a value of $30-$80 million for that region alone.
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