Historical Analysis of Climate Change and Agriculture
History of the climate has made significant contributions to the understanding of the past climate and could contribute much more than it has to present-day discussions about global climate change knowledge, impacts, and responses (Carey 2012). Climate is basically the history of weather over periods of years, decades, centuries, and more (Edwards 2010). Scholars have used several innovative climate reconstructions and methods to reconstruct the history of climate change (Carey 2012). Their research methods used different sources from radioactive dating, painting, diaries, newspapers, government documents, correspondence, mission reports and daily weather observations, etc. to reconstruct the past climatic conditions (Carey 2012).
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