Long-Term Effects of Climate Change in the Marshall Islands

What changes will affect agroforestry in the Marshalls and when? We still do not know what choices the world will make and exactly how the air and oceans will change in the long term. Let’s think about what the climate will be during the next forty years, because that is the time period that a coconut tree is generally considered to be productive. Forty years allows time for coconuts, breadfruit and other trees to provide crops for children and grandchildren!

For more reading about the Marshall Islands and climate change, see Climate Change in the Marshall Islands and Climate Variability, Extremes and Change in the Western Tropical Pacific.