There are three carbon sinks (sources that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere) on Earth: soil, oceans and forests. Environmental impacts from climate change — such as flooding, reduced water availability, increased temperatures and water salinity — will greatly impact our horticultural productivity and our local ecosystems.
Sustainable landscapes can greatly impact and reduce climate change — and if we do not reduce climate change, horticultural production will be greatly affected. As the Earth’s temperature rises, rainfall either decreases or increases, extreme weather events occur more frequently, and our plants, crops, trees and shrubs will struggle to survive.
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- Climate change and horticulture (Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development)
- Review on the Effects of Climate Change Variability on Horticultural Productivity (International Journal of Environmental Science and Natural Resources)
- Horticulture and climate change (Queensland Government, Deparment of Agriculture and Fishiers)