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Climate change vulnerability in the food, energy, and water nexus: concerns for agricultural production in Arizona and its urban export supply

Abstract Interdependent systems providing water and energy services are necessary for agriculture. Climate change and increased resource demands are expected to cause frequent and severe strains on these systems. Arizona is especially vulnerable to such strains due to its hot and arid climate. However, its climate enables year-round agricultural production, allowing Arizona to supply most of the country's winter lettuce and vegetables. In addition to Phoenix and Tucson, cities including El Paso, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Diego rely on Arizona for several types of agricultural products such as animal feed and livestock, meaning that disruptions to Arizona's agriculture also disrupt food supply chains to at least six major cities. Arizon... (more)
Created Date 2017-02-28
Contributor Berardy, Andrew (Author) / Chester, Mikhail V (Author)
Subject climate change / vulnerability / food-energy-water nexus / sustainability / agriculture / arizona / southwest
Type Text
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa5e6d
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Citation Berardy, Andrew and Mikhail V. Chester (2016). Climate Change Vulneability in the Food, Energy, and Water Nexus: Concerns for Agricultural Production in Arizona and Its Urban Export. Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 12, No. 3. DOI:
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