Problems of Climatic Changes

Richard B. Millin
1956 Journal of range management  
An urgent need exists for more vary from year to year or by groups of years and the variations may trend in one direction or another over longer periods of time. Studies of such variation in forage supply by Clawson ( 1947) pointed out the need for methods of adjusting carrying capacities to fluctuations of forage caused by periods of drought or plentiful precipitation. Clawson's work showed that, in some parts of the country, fluctuations tended to be from year to year while in other areas
more » ... in other areas they occurred by groups of years. research on the problem of climatic changes as well as the effect of precipitation on forage production. Research men very naturally tend to follow the fields in which there is the most interest or those on which some influence can be exerted. Both range administrators and research men have failed to give these basic factors the attention they deserve. This has probably been due to the feeling that weather is relatively stable and nothing can be done about it anyhow. It is time we all realize that the climate is changing and, if we can not control it, we can plan better for it if we have a better understanding of present trends. For this we need more research on these problems. Our research men will gladly respond if we administrators and stockmen clearly outline our needs and support their efforts.
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