By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study to be published in May in the journal Agricultural Water Management simulated the potential impact of climate change on maize yields in Northeast Brazil. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has developed two possible climatic scenarios.
The most optimistic scenario foresees greenhouse gas emissions ceasing to increase by 2040 and a rise in average temperature in Brazil varying from 0.3ºC to 1.7ºC up to the year 2100.
However, in the most pessimistic one, emissions would continue to grow until the end of the century . . .