Canada And Global Warming Essay

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Introduction: Agriculturists know that even slight changes to temperature can have drastic effects on crops relied upon by both human beings and animals for sustainable living, and it is difficult to deny negative effects of global warming – observed directly - caused primarily by carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions from increased human activity surrounding these sources. Canada's Action on Climate Change reports that, from 1948 to 2010, the average annual temperature in Canada warmed by 1.6 °C, a higher rate of warming than in most other regions of the world (CCAC 2014). This trend may have a significant impact on Canadian agriculture by causing problems in the near future. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, “as the frequency of events like droughts increases under climate change, crop yields would decrease, which would increase the vulnerability of producers to climate change, particularly in semi-arid regions of Canada”, leading to a catastrophic result in canola production.…show more content…
The canola plant is used effectively around the world as the healthiest vegetable oil, a high-protein commercial livestock feed, and an industrial biofuel (Casséus 2009), and is known to be one of the most important crops in Canadian agriculture. The greater the temperature, the greater the negative effect on growth and seed production in the Brassica Rapa species. As a model for canola, the objective of this experiment is to determine the effect of temperature (18°C, 22°C, 26°C or 30°C) on the growth and seed production of a Brassica Rapa line of Wisconsin Fast

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