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Heat and Harvest: Impact of Climate Change On California Previous Broadcasts

September 28, 2012 (Episode null)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

From the vast fields of fruits and nuts in the Central Valley to the waterways of the Sacramento Delta - and many growing centers in between - climate change is beginning to take its toll on California agriculture. According to a recent report commissioned by the state EPA and Energy Commission, yields in key crops are expected to drop significantly over the coming decades as climate change alters key growing conditions.
The list of crops most directly affected under business as usual conditions, assuming a 2 degree warming by 2050, reads like a walk through a supermarket produce section: yields of citrus crops in the San Joaquin Valley are expected to drop about 18% by 2050; grapes about 6%; cherries and other orchard crops about 9%. But this is not just a look into the state's future. California's farms, often called the nation's breadbasket, are already feeling the effects of the trifecta of converging forces prompted by climate change: shorter cold seasons, longer seasons of extreme heat, and dwindling water supplies.
This multi-platform collaboration of the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED's science and environment reporting teams examines how climate change is already playing out in one of California's largest industries. Three documentary reports are woven into one comprehensive program.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
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