Introduction

Parry ML, Carter TR, & Konijn NT (1988). Introduction. In: The Impact of Climatic Variations on Agriculture. pp. 389-413 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-94-009-2943-2 DOI:10.1007/978-94-009-2943-2_13.

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Abstract

In the Introduction which follows we shall show that Iceland’s climate is extraordinarily marginal with respect to agriculture. Its summers are barely warm enough or long enough for either natural herbage or cultivated grasses to provide fodder for livestock. Its history is one of constant struggle between man and nature at a long-standing frontier of the settled world — a history in which the impact of climate on society is an unbroken theme. Iceland thus offers an attractive laboratory in which to study both the impacts of climatic variations on agriculture and the responses of agriculture to such impacts.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 07:11
Last Modified: 03 May 2016 07:11
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13019

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