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Abstract            Volume:10  Issue-1  Year-2022         Original Research Articles

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Impact of Climate Change on Soil quality and Health: A Review
Tolossa Ameyu*
Department of Natural Resource Management, Ambo Agricultural Research Center, Ambo, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author

Climate change refers to any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity. Variable and changing climate will influence soil properties, including pH as a master variable that affects all other properties of an ecosystem. Climate change has a potential impact on the soil health through physical, chemical and biological properties of soil. Climate change is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climatic variability observed over comparable time periods. Soil health has been described as integral to the concept of sustainable agriculture. Soil health is a composite set of measurable physical, chemical and biological attributes related to functional soil processes, which can be used to evaluate soil health status as affected by management practices and climate change. Defining soil health in relation to climate change should consider the impact of range of predicted global change drives such as rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, elevated temperature, altered precipitation and atmospheric nitrogen deposition on physical, chemical and biological functions of soil. There is little knowledge about specific effects of altered temperature and rainfall patterns on soil properties; it points to highly variable responses in dependence on initial soil and ecosystem properties. Improved understanding of the effects of changing and variable climate on soil health and soil quality is urgently needed to inform management decision to prevent loss of environmental function in soils and terrestrial ecosystems.

Keywords: Climate change, soil health, soil quality, soil properties.
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Tolossa Ameyu. 2022. Impact of Climate Change on Soil quality and Health: A ReviewInt.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 10(1): 92-101
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2022.1001.010
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