This is the second blog in a two-part series from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition on the integral role of agriculture and soil health in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. See yesterday’s guest post from Daniel Kane on the recently published findings on the important role that soils play in combatting climate change.
Years of increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have meant more farmers and ranchers are facing devastating impacts from climate change than ever – from severe floods and extreme drought, to increased pressures from changing disease and pest patterns. Given that land use (including agricultural management and land cover change) accounts for nearly a quarter of human GHG emissions, including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O), farmers have an important role to play in mitigating the effects of climate change.
Source: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, April 20, 2016